LGA responds to social mobility report

Responding to the State of the Nation report, published today by the Social Mobility Commission, Local Government Association Chairman Lord Porter said:


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“We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to be able to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

“To tackle poverty and promote social mobility, policies cutting across a wide range of areas – such as early years, family support, education, employment support, welfare, public health and housing - need to be considered together and follow people through their lifetime.

“To help councils better serve the needs of disadvantaged communities, we are calling on government to give councils oversight of all school improvement, sufficient funding for local welfare support, reverse reductions to public health funding, invest in prevention, extend the removal of the housing borrowing cap to all councils so they can build more homes for those in need, and plug the £2 billion funding gap for children’s services.”