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LGA: Government urged to clarify access to vital infrastructure funding post-Brexit

The Government should set out how it will make equivalent lending alternatives to the European Investment Bank available in England after Brexit, the Local Government Association says today.

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on integrated care

"Integration has the potential to transform services to provide better coordinated care for people who need it - providing it puts people at the heart of decisions which is essential if we are to improve the quality of individuals’ lives."

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LGA responds to introduction of medical examiners

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Government’s announcement of the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England.

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Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions by 20 per cent

Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds and cut emergency hospital stays.

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LGA responds to rough sleeping fund announcement

"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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LGA responds to JRF report on destitution

"This reports highlights some of the significant pressures being faced by low-income households up and down the country."

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LGA responds to CQC report on importance of quality staff to improve adult social care

"More needs to be done to make adult social care a rewarding and fulfilling career and it is right that the workforce is going to be one of the pillars of the forthcoming green paper on care and support for older people."

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LGA responds to museum statistics

"Councils are extremely proud of our national museums, which serve a key role in the growth of tourism throughout the country. "

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LGA responds to PHE figures on sexually transmitted infections

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to figures published by PHE on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England in 2017.

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LGA responds to launch of Carers Action Plan

“Supporting and improving the wellbeing and rights of unpaid carers is a top priority for councils who fully recognise their vital role and the significant contribution they make to people with social care needs, and the wider health and care economy."