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LGA responds to APPG inquiry into missing children

“Funding pressures alongside soaring demand for care are preventing councils from investing in the accommodation and support options at the level they need in order to provide the best and most appropriate help for all children and young people."

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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years

“The continuing decline in bus journeys emphasises the need to protect bus services and for councils to be able to invest in funding subsidised routes."

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LGA responds to Heritage Open Days

​​​​​​​“Many councils across the country are celebrating Heritage Open Days by running events in important cultural buildings and green spaces."

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LGA responds to Homes for Later Living report

The Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to a report by Homes for Later Living, which claims poor housing is set to contribute to almost one million more older people suffering falls-related injuries.

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LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics

Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to the latest homelessness statistics showing the number of households living in temporary accommodation.

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LGA responds to RSPH report on tackling childhood obesity

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a RSPH report on improving the street environment to help tackle childhood obesity.

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LGA responds to Carers UK report on unpaid carers

“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers who provide vital support for thousands of people every day."

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LGA responds to Prime Minister's pledge to include Domestic Abuse Bill in Queen's Speech

“Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously which is why we support further measures to improve work with local partners to help support more victims and stop this horrendous crime."

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LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on use of bailiffs

“Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice.”

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LGA: Expand £210m NHS nurses’ training fund to include public health workers

Public health nurses working for or on behalf of councils help to deliver the Healthy Child Programme, providing vital early support to children and young families in the first few years of life, among many other crucial roles.