Find out about the LGA's current campaigns.
On this page you will find all the updates from our #CouncilsCan campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review and highlight the growing risk to vital local services if the Government does not take action to secure the financial sustainability of councils.
Building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government
We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.
Building local public services for the future
Find out more about our Growing Places campaign, which aims to ensure residents and their families have access to the best possible opportunities to live a healthy, independent and prosperous life.
The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing
Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point. The Government’s decision to delay its long-awaited green paper on the issue has prompted local government to take action and publish its own green paper and public consultation.
Our call to properly fund the services that change children’s lives
Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but services that can support them to do so are under increasing pressure. Find out more about our call to properly fund the services that support children to the bright futures they deserve.
Our positive vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills service
Our proposal brings together advice and guidance, employment, skills, apprenticeship and business support around place, providing a more coherent offer for the unemployed and low skilled of all ages, while supporting local economic growth by forging better links between training providers and employers.
A 24hr tweetathon celebrating the unsung heroes of local government
#OurDay is a yearly social media campaign to reveal a day in the life of local government and how councils deliver 800+ services on a day-to-day basis. In 2017, #OurDay took place on 21 November.
Our call to devolve powers to local areas
Devolution to local areas can bring economic, political and social benefits to communities across the country. Our online resource details what powers councils have already been given and what they're doing with them, as well as tools to help your council negotiate further devolution.
Finding new councillors
Increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected is a key task for local government. We need different kinds of people willing to stand for election so that parties get a choice of quality candidates.