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LGA responds to Which? report on adult social care

"A lack of certainty of future funding of adult social care and the split of responsibilities between individuals and councils in who pays for it, is making this hard to financially plan for."

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Obesity crisis: 40 per cent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children

"These figures are a national tragedy and a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face."

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LGA responds to report on e-cigarettes

“Since the advent of e-cigarettes, we have seen the number of users of smoking cessation services fall, while the population of smokers left is now more challenging to get to quit."

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LGA responds to stop smoking statistics

“Council-led schemes have had a successful impact on helping people to quit smoking."

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LGA responds to Social Housing Green Paper

This green paper is a step towards delivering more social homes but it is only a small step, compared with the huge and immediate need for more genuinely affordable homes

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LGA responds to supported housing funding announcement

“This announcement will help address the growing number of people living longer with increasingly complex needs who want to live independent lives in their own homes and communities, rather than being stuck in a hospital bed or unsuitable accommodation."

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LGA responds to Government Rough Sleeping Strategy

“This strategy is a positive first step towards helping councils in their efforts to tackle rough sleeping."

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LGA: tourism sector facing jobs "black hole"

England’s vital tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps, council leaders warn today.

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LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on supported housing

“This announcement will give councils and housing providers the certainty to sustain and invest in supported housing for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."