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Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Bracknell Forest: Resurrecting an Early Years and Childcare Strategy

This case study describes the process of resurrecting the Early Years and Childcare Strategy in Bracknell Forest. The support programme engaged a total of 12 LAs in a process to support the best coordination of services, legal compliance and improved outcomes for children and families.

Bracknell Forest: Resurrecting an Early Years and Childcare Strategy

Cost of living: Councils urge pensioners to claim extra top-up to help with rising bills and avoid falling into poverty

About 850,000 households are believed to be missing out on vital support, at a time when the increasing cost of living is disproportionally impacting upon those on low or fixed incomes, including over-65s and those who have retired.

Cost of living: Councils urge pensioners to claim extra top-up to help with rising bills and avoid falling into poverty

A local path to net zero

Councils want to work as partners with government, industry and communities to tackle climate change. They are intrinsic to transitioning our places and empowering our communities and businesses to net zero future.

A local path to net zero