Local Government Association

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Down Syndrome Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 26 January 2022

The LGA supports the aims of the Down Syndrome Bill, which would create a new duty on the Secretary of State to issue guidance to relevant authorities (health, education and local authorities in respect of social care and housing) on how to meet the specific needs of people with Down syndrome; and for relevant authorities to have due regard to the guidance in providing services.

Down Syndrome Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 26 January 2022

Improving hydration for care home residents

Preventing dehydration in care homes for older people is a pressing concern for the social care sector, as it can lead to unnecessary hospital admissions and functional decline for residents.

Improving hydration for care home residents

Online care plans give people more control

This project explored the development of online care accounts for service users and carers, enabling them to complete tasks such as updating demographic information or downloading care plans.

Online care plans give people more control

Online self-service financial assessment for social care

This project was designed to speed up and support individuals to complete financial assessments for social care and reduce failed care packages. Follow-on funding was provided for the development of explanatory videos to be included in the online forms.

Online self-service financial assessment for social care

LGA responds to launch of Office for Health Promotion

"Everyone agrees that prevention is better than cure. Any move to help make our residents be happier and healthier is encouraging and councils look forward to working with the new Office for Health Promotion."

LGA responds to launch of Office for Health Promotion

Early Career Teachers

The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will be rolled out nationally in September 2021. The reforms are part of the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers.

Early Career Teachers

Local Government Association (LGA) response to the Government’s consultation on the development of the next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, 26 March 2021

2.1 The Local Government Association welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Government’s consultation on the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021 to 2024. The following submission outlines our key points on behalf of our membership, although local authorities will also look to respond directly to this consultation.

Local Government Association (LGA) response to the Government’s consultation on the development of the next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, 26 March 2021

The future of adult social care

Everyone should be able to live the life they want to lead; to connect to the things that make them feel alive and valued. To feel human. Social care supports people to achieve this, whatever their circumstances.

The future of adult social care