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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.

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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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Budget 2020: LGA responds to Armed Forces Covenant funding

"There are two million veterans across the country and councils provide a range of services that help them and their families, including housing, money advice, employment support and health and wellbeing services."

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Coronavirus: LGA urges end to 'unacceptable' attacks on council staff

“Local government workers should always be respected and valued – even more so in these challenging times – when they are needed more than ever."

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LGA - Highlight the valuable work of local government during the pandemic this #CouncilsCan Day

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, councils have provided crucial local leadership and delivered services that have been absolutely essential in protecting lives and livelihoods, and keeping communities running.

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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.

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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 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 Government consultation response to the veterans strategy

“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."

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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.