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LGA responds to EPI report on school performance

"What is more important to councils than the type of school is that every child gets the education they deserve and that will serve them best."

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NHS funding must be matched by social care funding, says LGA

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s keynote speech by Theresa May on funding for the NHS.

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LGA responds to Department for Transport report on roadwork permits

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Transport Spokesman responds to Department for Transport report on roadwork permits.

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LGA responds to NHS 70th anniversary funding announcement

“This 70th birthday bonus is great for the NHS to allow it to continue its fantastic work, but hugely disappointing that government has not taken this timely opportunity to announce a similar funding boost for social care and prevention services."

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LGA responds to dementia addition to NHS health check

"If we are to continue to tackle or delay avoidable ill health, it is vital that eligible people get checked in order to increase health check uptake rates."

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LGA responds to NAO report on Universal Credit

"The Government needs to restore funding to councils for local welfare assistance schemes so they can provide the local safety net to help those struggling to cope with welfare reforms, including the roll out of Universal Credit."

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LGA responds to Lord Darzi report on social care

“Mainstream council services are essential to address the wider causes of ill-health but councils face tough choices over cutting them to fund the growing costs of adult social care."

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LGA and Women's Aid raise awareness of domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup

The LGA and Women’s Aid are coming together to raise awareness about domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup with police forces often seeing a rise in referrals on cases of domestic abuse during previous tournaments.

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since July 2017 by 33 per cent."

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LGA responds to latest school offer statistics

“Since 2010 councils have created more than 800,000 extra new places, and more than 85 per cent of these were in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding."