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Underfunded social care struggling to help mitigate growing demand on NHS - LGA statement

“A sustainable NHS depends on a sustainable social care system. Instead, the social care system is suffering from long-term underfunding and high vacancy levels across the workforce.”


LGA statement: Gigabit connections for every new build

“Gigabit-capable internet connections in every new build home in England will help bridge the digital divide and futureproof our communities, given the essential need for access to high-speed, reliable broadband."


LGA responds to new careers advice programme for children

Everybody should have the chance to work or retrain, to help increase their aspirations and skills to realise their potential. The labour market has changed significantly in recent years and continues to adapt, so people need joined up local support.


Cost-of-living crisis: Households seeking alternative ways of heating their homes to save money warned of potential fire risks – LGA

​​​​​​​Households looking for alternative and cheaper ways of lighting and heating their homes due to the cost-of-living crisis could be increasing risks of fire, as people are urged to be mindful of any potential dangers over the Christmas period.

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LGA responds to provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

“The increase in local government core spending power next year, confirmed in today’s provisional settlement, will help councils deal with inflationary and other cost pressures they face.

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LGA responds to Martyn’s Law

“The Government must now ensure that funding is made available to respond to the significant resource and capacity requirements needed to successfully implement Martyn’s Law.”

Housing Advisers Programme 2022/23

Successful applicants for LGA’s Housing Advisers Programme announced

Twenty-one councils have been successful in their applications for the Local Government Association’s 2022/23 Housing Advisers Programme (HAP).

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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending Christmas in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending Christmas in temporary accommodation amid concerns of a national homelessness crisis.


LGA responds to £650 million support package for Ukrainians

“The LGA has been raising concerns with government on the growing number of Ukrainians presenting as homeless to councils, and in particular the significant rise in those who arrived through the Homes for Ukraine scheme as their six month period with hosts ends", says Chairman of the Local Government Association, Cllr James Jamieson.


LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

“These figures highlight the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in need of vital support and the huge pressures on council services", said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.