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LGA responds to Government's health and social care staff consultation

“Social care staff, as well as NHS staff, go above and beyond in their roles day after day and it is vital that we support them in their demanding work to provide high quality care."

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LGA responds to Fawcett Society report on women's representation in local government

“The report rightly identifies that progress must be made at a faster pace to ensure a greater representation of women in our local authorities."

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LGA responds to Independent Age report 'A taxing question'

"This report is a positive contribution to the debate on what sort of care and support people want and how we fund these vital services"

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LGA responds to NAHT report on SEND funding

"We have previously warned that unless councils are given the funding to meet this need, they may not be able to meet their statutory duties and children with high needs or disabilities could miss out on a mainstream education."

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LGA responds to report by Age UK on safety net for older people

“With people living longer, increases in costs and decreases in funding, the system is at breaking point and is ramping up pressures on unpaid carers who are the backbone of the care system."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on suicides in the UK

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest ONS figures on suicides in the UK.

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LGA responds to Public Health England annual HIV statistics

“The progress made in supporting people with HIV, enabling them to live independent, fulfilling lives, and the fact that it is no longer the death sentence it once was, is a major public health success story."

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LGA responds to rough sleeping initiative funding

"Only by triggering the renaissance in council house-building that we need can we put in place the long-term reforms that will help make homelessness a thing of the past.”

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Response to Government announcement on digital services to minimise roadworks

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s transport spokesman, responds to the Government’s announcement of new digital services to minimise disruptive roadworks.

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Record demand on sexual health services putting system at tipping point

Record demand for sexual health services in England has seen visits to clinics reach 3.3 million a year, putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.