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LGA: ‘No referral’ early support hubs needed nationwide to help tackle rise in mental health issues in young people

Early support hubs which allow young people to access mental health support without referrals should be made available nationwide to help tackle a rise in mental health issues during the pandemic.

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LGA responds to Diabetes UK warning that almost one in 10 people will have diabetes by 2030

“Obesity and its close association with Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health challenges we face and these figures are a worrying wake-up call."

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LGA responds to Health Foundation public health funding call

"Public health services are vital to tackling the health inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic and are preventing us from levelling up the country."

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LGA responds to government review of health and social care leadership

“Social care is a complex arena spanning multiple partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors. For a long time, there have been significant challenges, including financial and workforce pressures and the COVID-19 Pandemic has only exacerbated these issues."

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LGA responds to a HCLG committee report on devolution

LGA responds to a HCLG committee report on devolution

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LGA: Local services will cost at least £8bn more by 2024, which cannot be funded by council tax alone

“If we are to come out of this pandemic with a society that is truly levelled up, the vital services that councils provide must be at the heart of it."

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LGA responds to announcement of £500 million funding to support vulnerable households over winter

"We want to work quickly with government to clarify the details of the funding, including how it will be distributed and any guidance on how it must be used."

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LGA responds to latest quarterly housing supply figures

“Councils want to work with government to build the housing we need, ensuring it is affordable, built in the right places and supported by the right infrastructure to serve the needs of local communities."

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LGA responds to PAC report into regulatory and product safety system

“Faulty products can cause life threatening injuries and even death, and the growth in popularity of online shopping which has been fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for council teams to enforce legislation."

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LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints

The LGA's response to the 2020/21 annual review of social care complaints by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman