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.
7 in 10 councillors have experienced abuse and intimidation in the last year – LGA survey
Seven in 10 councillors reported experiencing abuse and intimidation within the last 12 months, with 1 in 10 experiencing abuse frequently, a new Local Government Association (LGA) Councillor Census reveals today.
The LGA has developed a new peer challenge to help stock-holding councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the charter for social housing residents: social housing white paper.
Sharp rise in children with special needs approaching councils for support
The number of children in England approaching councils for special needs support has increased by almost a quarter in a year, latest figures reveal, with 170 young people now starting support plans each day.
LGA Response to the Government’s Food Strategy: June 13, 2022
Everyone should have access to healthy and affordable food. The strategy response represents a missed opportunity to tackle the underlying causes of a variety of issues, many of which will continue to be exacerbated by the growing cost of living crisis. Unless the government takes urgent action, health inequalities will widen and its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 will be missed.
LGA responds to research on children in care being moved
“Reform and investment go hand in hand – one will not be effective without the other. This is why we’re calling for a White Paper within the next six months to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to reform, and truly transformational investment by the Treasury in the services that give all children the best start in life.”
Westminster Hall debate on Homes for Ukraine scheme and child refugees, House of Commons, 22 June 2022
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, councils have been working closely with the Government to ensure support for new arrivals from Ukraine is put in place quickly and at scale, and families are kept safe.