“Unpaid carers are the backbone of the care system, many of whom are unable to take a break, putting their own health on the line. Without these unsung heroes, who are predominantly women, the system would collapse."
The LGA has produced a toolkit aimed at helping those who have other responsibilities, such as looking after children, caring for an older relative or who want to start a family, to be councillors and represent their communities.
“With a 26 per cent fall in apprenticeship starts between 2015/16 and 2017/18 and many employers still struggling to spend their funds nearly two years after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, further reform to enable greater local flexibility is desperately needed."
“If the Government is serious about tackling tooth decay early, they should use the upcoming Spending Review to reverse the £700 million real terms reductions to councils’ public health grants between 2015/16 and 2019/20."
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board at the LGA, which runs the National FGM Centre in partnership with Barnardo’s, responds to the updated strategy to end violence against women and girls, published by government today.
Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to a consultation announced by Government on increasing the minimum guarantee on utility firms’ roadworks from two to five years, and introducing new asphalt standards to keep roads pothole-free for longer.