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#CouncilsCan: social media initiative promotes local services ahead of the spending round

#CouncilsCan highlight the positive impact of local services and the urgent need for this week’s Spending Round to adequately fund under-pressure councils. 

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LGA responds to PM announcement to create Office for Veterans’ Affairs

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community and Wellbeing Board, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement to create a new Office for Veterans’ Affairs.

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Local support for veterans at risk, councils warn

Thousands of veterans and servicemen and women across large swathes of the country risk missing out on vital support with two-thirds of council areas not receiving specific funding to help them.

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LGA responds to Refugee Resettlement Scheme announcement

“While it is good that councils will receive initial one-year funding to deliver the scheme at the same level, this needs to be followed through with long-term funding in the Spending Review."

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LGA responds to UASC funding announcement

“With the vast majority of refugee children aged 16 or 17, this change in funding needs to be followed through so that care leaving costs, which are equal to or greater than those of non-UASC, are fully funded, as this remains the main barrier to councils taking on responsibility for ever-growing numbers."

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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."

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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."