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LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’

People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.

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LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25

This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.

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LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper

Responding to the publication of the Government’s white paper on adult social care reform, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This much-anticipated white paper sets out a positive vision for the future of adult social care and it is right that it has been co-produced with and alongside people who draw on care and support. It is also encouraging to see the Care Act is the foundation upon which these reforms will be built, particularly the emphasis on housing, greater recognition of the workforce and skills, and prevention

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LGA responds to ONS figures on deaths of people homeless

"We need a cross-departmental government plan to tackle homelessness with long-term investment in prevention and services to support economically vulnerable people and households to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place."

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LGA responds to HIV Action Plan

"Extra funding towards this target is helpful but more is needed if we are to truly scale up across the whole of local government."

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LGA responds to extension of booster vaccines to those aged 18-39 and second doses for 12 to 15 year olds

“Vaccination is ultimately our route out of this pandemic and the COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe and healthy this winter"

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LGA: MPs urged to back local government role in fixing employment and skills system

“At a time when the Government is rightly discussing devolving powers to local areas as part of the Levelling Up White Paper, it is crucial that this is not undermined by sidelining the expertise of local government in the delivery of skills and employment support."

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LGA responds to ADASS snap survey of state of adult social care

This insightful report on what social care directors are facing on the ground and what actions they want to see makes essential reading for government.

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LGA responds to MP survey on home heating

“We have set out ambitious proposals for councils to be given the right powers and investment to retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with low-carbon efficiency measures by 2030, which could reduce energy bills by nearly £700 million a year."

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Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge

People are being urged by councils to check in on vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives to ensure they are safe with parts of the country set to experience low temperatures.