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LGA responds to new Government waste strategy

"Councils have been successful in increasing recycling levels and, alongside government, recognise that even more needs to be done to boost recycling to reach national targets and even higher standards. "

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LGA responds to special needs funding announcement

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Behavioural insights: latest LGA programme funding announced

The latest round of the LGA’s Behavioural Insights Programme has seen funding awarded to eight local authorities.

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'Emergency injection' of special needs funding needed to protect support

An “emergency injection” of funding is needed to prop up support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which faces a potential funding gap of up to £1.6 billion by 2020/21, council leaders say today.

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Help look out for the vulnerable during big freeze, councils urge

People are being urged to ensure vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives are safe when the big freeze bites, with a high chance of snow and ice in parts of the country.

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LGA responds to temporary accommodation figures

"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but it is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."

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Response to the Local Government Finance Settlement

We must not forget that it is individuals and communities who feel the impact, whether it is through seeing their local library or leisure centre close, roads deteriorate or support for young people, families and vulnerable adults scaled back.

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LGA responds to Coram family and childcare trust's annual older people's care survey

“Councils are doing everything in their power to provide high quality adult and social care support to adults of all ages in very difficult circumstances."

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Response to The King's Fund report on home care services

Government needs to plug the £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 to ensure that quality home care provision is available and continues to play its vital role in supporting people to remain independent and well at home

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Suffrage pioneer history e-book launched

Women who successfully campaigned for the right to vote have been recognised in a definitive list of 100 pioneers published in a special e-book.