The LGA is a politically balanced organisation, with each of the political groups allocated places throughout the structure in proportion to the number of people their councillors represent.
The Government is failing young and old with its obsession with Brexit. It is paralyzed by the issue, meaning that it is failing yet again to step up and tackle some of the major issues affecting our communities, like its failure to show any leadership on social care funding and tackle the deepening housing crisis..
Someone had to do something, so I was delighted when the LGA released its own green paper, filing the vacuum left by the Government, and starting off a nationwide public debate about the future of care for all adults, and how best to support their wellbeing. The Government must stop ducking the issue. The support the LGA has received to date in doing this has been great.