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LGA responds to PAC report on planning and housing market

LGA Housing spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Public Accounts Committee warning that the Government’s housebuilding target is in “jeopardy”.

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LGA responds to Prime Minister’s housing announcement

“High-quality homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, and councils need to be able to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis.“

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LGA responds to CQC report on oral health in care homes

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Care Quality Commission on oral health in care homes.

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Select Committee report on NHS Long-Term Plan

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Commons Health and Social Care Committee on legislative proposals for the NHS Long-Term Plan.

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Childhood Obesity Trailblazers announcement: LGA response

“These trailblazer councils have been chosen to help develop, deliver, review and expand their innovative plans to tackle this epidemic at a local level, which can then be shared with their peers more widely."

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Cold water shock dangers need including in lessons, councils urge

"Cold water shock, which can affect breathing and movement - even among strong and confident swimmers - is one of the biggest causes of drowning. It can take hold when people enter or jump into cold seas, rivers, canals and lakes where temperatures can be as low as 15C in the summer – half that of typical swimming pools heated to 30C."

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LGA responds to inspection of fire and rescue services

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Fire Services Management Committee, responds to the second tranche of a national report on fire and rescue services by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

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LGA responds to suicide prevention plans report

Every suicide that takes place is a tragedy and it’s everybody’s business to work together to tackle this tragic loss of life and support all of those affected by it.

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LGA responds to calls to repeal Vagrancy Act

"Government needs to use the Spending Review to fund councils sustainably to prevent homelessness in the first place, and to help them resume their historic role as major housebuilders of good-quality, affordable homes."

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LGA responds to local government homelessness commission report

With homelessness services facing a funding gap of more than £100 million in 2019/20 and £421 million by 2024/25, the Government needs to use its upcoming Spending Review to sustainably fund homelessness prevention.