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LGA responds to YouGov survey of children's teeth brushing habits

Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, responds to a survey by YouGov commissioned by Playbrush showing that three in five parents in Britain say their children brush their teeth for 90 seconds or less, below the two minutes recommended by dentists.

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Response to Lancet report on the predicted rise in care needs

"This report is a further warning of the crisis in adult social care and the urgent need to plug the immediate funding gap and find a long-term solution on how we pay for it and improve people’s independence and wellbeing."

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Thousands of children to miss out on secondary school place in five years

More than half of all councils in England are at risk of not being able to meet demand for secondary school places, according to new analysis by the LGA.

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LGA responds to Diabetes UK report on health check take-up figures

Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, responds to analysis from Diabetes UK showing that less than half of people eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have received one.

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LGA responds to Children's Society report on children's well-being

Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Roy Perry, responds to The Children’s Society’s annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children’s well-being in the UK.

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LGA responds to Age UK report on care funding comparison

“This report helps to stimulate the public debate we are leading on how to provide a long-term solution to funding adult social care to rescue a system in crisis."

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Councils issue warning about sale of illegal toxic cosmetics

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics, including make-up and perfume, have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country, councils reveal today.

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More than four fifths of MPs believe adult social care funding needs to be increased

The overwhelming majority of MPs and peers agree that additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to tackle the funding crisis facing services caring for older and disabled people, a new poll published today shows.

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More than 123,000 children have spent their school holidays homeless

Councils are currently housing almost 123,000 children experiencing homelessness, which not only has hugely negative impact on their young lives but creates an unsustainable position for local councils, as they experience spiralling housing costs without the tools and resources to deliver the homes their residents need

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Lack of funding holding back sustainable travel

Lack of revenue funding and uncertainty over current levels of funding are the main barriers to councils investing in sustainable travel, a survey by the Local Government Association has today revealed.