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LGA responds to Ipsos MORI report on unmet needs in social care

“Adult social care is at a tipping point. The huge financial pressures councils are under means they are barely managing to provide the care services that support those in greatest need."

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LGA responds to Which? report on product safety and recall system

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Boardresponds to a report by Which? on the UK’s product safety and recall system.

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LGA responds to MENCAP care crisis warning

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the warning by the Royal Mencap Society that the survival of care providers is at risk due to a dispute over sleep-in pay for carers.

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LGA calls for ‘urgent and immediate’ building regulation review

"We cannot wait for the result of the public inquiry or coroner’s report before this review is started. We have to act based on what we know now, while being prepared to revisit the building regulations again in the future if any additional lessons need to be learned."

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Response to family and childcare trust survey on holiday childcare costs

“From September, working families will be eligible for 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds per week during term time, but some providers may choose to stretch this provision across the full year where there is demand and capacity to do so, which will help families of young children with holiday childcare costs."

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LGA unveils Housing Advisers Programme

The Local Government Association has today unveiled the Housing Advisers Programme – a new scheme to help councils tackle local housing challenges.

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LGA responds to APPGEH report on homelessness prevention

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA's Housing spokesman, responds to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group to End Homelessness on preventing homelessness.

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LGA responds to local government ombudsman report on mental capacity

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Local Government Ombudsman on mental capacity and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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LGA exploring options to establish a local government mutual

The Local Government Association is exploring options to set up a local government mutual to reduce the amount councils spend on insurance every year, and help support improved risk management through sharing best practice.

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LGA responds to new Tobacco Control Plan

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Government’s new Tobacco Control Plan.