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24-hour tweetathon shows a day in the life of local government

#OurDay has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and we know we can make this the biggest and best yet."

Sector-led improvement
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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 Christians Against Poverty report on council and Government debt collection

"Councils understand the pressures people on low incomes are under and will support people who are in financial difficulty wherever possible."

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LGA responds to the Government Integration Strategy

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board responds to the publication of the Government’s Integration Strategy.

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LGA responds to the latest refugee resettlement figures

"Councils have had an excellent track record in welcoming asylum-seeking and refugee children and their families for many years, and continue to work hard to support the Syrian resettlement scheme alongside all the other schemes in the current operation."

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#OurDay – a day in the life of local government

21 November 2017 marked #OurDay, the annual social media event that celebrates the diverse work carried out by councils up and down the country.

Sector-led improvement
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LGA responds to Crisis analysis on rough sleeping

Homelessness is everyone’s business, and councils need the help of health, employment, and housing partners to deliver ambitions to end it.

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LGA responds to Children and Social Work Bill amendment

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responded to the amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill.