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#OurDay 2019

Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration showcasing vital local government services

#OurDay highlights how local authorities are keeping valued services running, as well as developing innovative schemes to improve the daily lives for their residents.

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LGA responds to Age UK letter into ‘significant barriers’ older people face in applying for EU Settlement Scheme

“Councils have a key role in working with partners locally on the resettlement scheme and are working closely with the Home Office on how best to raise awareness across all of our communities to encourage them to secure their status before the deadline.”

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LGA responds to Defence Committee Report into Armed Forces support 'shortcomings'

“In order to adequately meet the needs of veterans and prevent the need for longer-term support, the Ministry of Defence and other partners need to work with councils before, during and after the transition of service personnel into civilian life."

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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."