LGA responds to latest quarterly homelessness statistics
“The end to the eviction ban brought in to protect tenants during the pandemic has undoubtedly contributed to this rise in households threatened with homelessness from the private sector, and councils are eager to work with government on a plan to safeguard tenants."
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.
Creating resilient and revitalised high streets in the ‘new normal’
Economics and strategy research consultancy, Pragmatix Advisory, and futures experts, Trajectory, were commissioned by the Local Government Association to identify how councils can help create resilient and revitalised high streets beyond the pandemic.
LGA responds to Children’s Society report on EU settlement scheme
"Vulnerable groups unable to complete the EU Settlement Scheme may be given some flexibility and it will be important to identify well in advance those who may need support to access the scheme after the deadline."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.