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LGA responds to social workers’ survey

“The findings of this survey are deeply concerning and lay bare the devastating consequences of a social care system that is broken and underfunded."

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LGA responds to the creation of action group as part of inquiry into future of public parks

"Councils understand how important parks are to residents as community assets, and are using them to promote health and fitness, local heritage, public art, festivals and wildlife walks

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Response to the Government's plan to bring forward social housing green paper

LGA is keen to work with government to ensure that the green paper accelerates the actual building of new homes communities can afford, says Housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett.

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LGA responds to Barnardo's care leavers study

“Children come into care in the most difficult circumstances, and giving them the best opportunities to overcome these and get a good start in life is a major focus for councils."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

“Across the country nearly six out of 10 people delayed in hospital are unable to leave because they require further NHS services, with just over a third awaiting support from council social care."

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National funding formula for schools announcement – LGA response

“The LGA has long called for fairer funding for all schools and for councils to be able to work with schools to set budgets that reflect local need."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on housing need

“Our residents are clear – new homes in their communities have to be affordable, high-quality, and supported by adequate infrastructure and sustainable local services."

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LGA responds to National Audit Office report on homelessness

“Homelessness is a tragedy, as a settled home is crucial to health and wellbeing for individuals and families, and is a central cornerstone of successful communities."

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LGA responds to Action for Children's poll on foster caring

"It is encouraging to think that if the 14 per cent of people identified in this survey were all able to provide a loving home for a child, we would have millions of potential foster carers to look after our most vulnerable children."

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Councils: displaying food hygiene ratings must be made mandatory after Brexit

All food premises should be forced to display ‘Scores on the Doors’ ratings when EU laws governing food safety are converted into UK law to improve hygiene standards.