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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report on children in care

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the Children’s Commissioner’s annual Stability Index for children in care.

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LGA responds to NICE guidelines to support unpaid adult carers

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aimed at improving the wellbeing of unpaid adult carers.

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LGA responds to Home Affairs Committee report on serious youth violence

Cllr Morris Bright, Vice Chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, reponds to a Home Affairs Committee report on serious youth violence.

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LGA responds to latest tuberculosis figures

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new figures, published today by Public Health England, showing a 44 per cent decline in the number of people in England with tuberculosis between 2011-2018.

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LGA responds to Ombudsman report on complaints 2018-19

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Improvement and Innovation Board, responds to to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman ‘Review of local government complaints 2018-19.

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LGA responds to Work and Pensions Committee welfare report into ‘disadvantaged people losing out’

Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, Cllr Richard Watts, responds to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report which found that vulnerable groups have been worst affected by welfare reforms.

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LGA responds to The Education Policy Institute's annual report on the state of education in England

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report from The Education Policy Institute on educational attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

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LGA responds to PM announcement to create Office for Veterans’ Affairs

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community and Wellbeing Board, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement to create a new Office for Veterans’ Affairs.

'Love Island effect': Warning at body image drug use increase

Body-conscious gym and beauty fans are risking their health by taking dangerous and sometimes illegal drugs to improve their appearance in time for their summer holidays, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to Prime Minister's funding for towns announcement

“We support the measures announced today to boost cities, towns and regions - this is good news for local communities and businesses seeking to improve their prospects."