Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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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

Home care market: understanding and mitigating failure

The CHIP commissioning team ran a roundtable discussion in October 2021 with the East Midlands ADASS team and the Nuffield Trust to explore understanding and mitigating failure in the home care market.

Home care market: understanding and mitigating failure

LGA Annual Conference 2022 – Innovation Zone

The LGA's Innovation Zone is returning this year as part of our Annual Conference and Exhibition, set to take place 28–30 June in Harrogate.

LGA Annual Conference 2022 – Innovation Zone

House of Commons debate – Role of developers, housebuilders, and management companies in new homes January 2022

To meet the Government’s aspirations for the build out of new homes to help deliver 300,000 new homes per year, the Government needs to provide councils with the tools to encourage and oblige developers to build out sites with permission in a swift and timely manner.

House of Commons debate – Role of developers, housebuilders, and management companies in new homes January 2022

Reducing littering in the New Forest – a behavioural insights project

New Forest District Council commissioned social research agency Social Engine to work with them to develop a new approach to tackle littering in the New Forest. By displaying novel communications on advertising trailers at three sites, and dispensing rubbish bags, the intervention reduced litter by 10.8 tonnes (29 per cent) in one month and saved an estimated £10,000 in waste collection costs.

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Reducing littering in the New Forest – a behavioural insights project