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LGA responds to major incidents declared by Fire and Rescue Services

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chair of the Fire Services Management Committee at the Local Government Association, responds to the major incidents declared by Fire and Rescue Services.

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LGA responds to new National Child Measurement Programme figures

"These new figures show there is still much to do to encourage healthier eating and habits if we are to avoid the children living with obesity today becoming the adults living with obesity tomorrow. "

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LGA responds to ADASS Spring budget survey

“This invaluable report provides further evidence of the immediate difficulties councils and care providers are facing in delivering care and support. Demand for services is increasing, budgets are not stretching as far, unpaid carers are facing further strains, and recruitment and retention remain huge challenges."

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LGA responds to autumn COVID-19 and flu vaccination campaign

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association responds to the announcement of the autumn COVID-19 and flu vaccination campaign.

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Heatwave: LGA responds to Met Office Red Heat Alert

It is not just those who may be more vulnerable who are at risk from these extreme temperatures. Anyone could potentially fall ill if they have not taken adequate precautions.

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LGA responds to publication of Regulator of Social Housing review

“We are pleased to see the publication of this review, highlighting the regulator’s work which continues to help councils in their goal of improving the standards of social housing and supporting and empowering their tenants."

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LGA responds to NAO report on developing workforce skills for a strong economy

"Our own analysis shows there are about 49 national employment and skills related programme or services costing £20 billion. This investment should be used more effectively to provide more joined up support to reduce unemployment and inactivity, boost skills and meet employer needs."

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The Forgotten Workforce – Recruiting and Retaining Personal Assistants

Joint press release: Local Government Association (LGA) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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LGA: One million people lost from jobs market could return if schemes are run locally

“Every area has its own unique labour market. Councils want to unlock this potential talent, using their unrivalled local insight to bring employers, training providers and jobseekers together with their proven track record in delivering more for less."

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Heatwave: Councils urge people to check up on vulnerable as country experiences soaring temperatures

With at least a week of hot weather to come, the LGA, has encouraged people to enjoy the sun safely and to check up on those who may be more vulnerable, including the elderly and those with heart and respiratory problems.