Local Government Association

Connected, Collaborative Care: People Who Use Social Care Must Be At The Heart Of Our Digital Developments

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rhidian Hughes

Digital solutions are no substitute for face-to-face support, but their contribution must be considered when developing support services, not least because they offer an opportunity for disabled people to have more control over their lives.

NHS And Social Care Faces Turmoil Unless Funding Pumped In, Warns Lords Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

A “shocking” lack of planning by the Government is placing the future of the health service at risk, a Lords committee warned today. A damning rep...

Charities Could Lose £200 Million In European Union funding After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

Charities which are “the lifeblood of society” are expected to lose £200 million in European Union funding after Brexit, a parliamentary committe...

'Sweetheart Deal' Councillor Quits Key Tory Position After Social Care Row

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics

The council leader accused of striking a “sweetheart deal” with the Government over social care funding has today quit a key Tory role on an influ...

Funding Cuts To Put Five Million School Kids 'At Risk' As Councils Can't Afford To Protect Them

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

School funding cuts will put almost five million children at risk, with councils unable to perform criminal record checks on staff and manage the risk...

FGM Figures Are Tip Of The Iceberg

Michelle Lee-Izu | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Michelle Lee-Izu

FGM is child abuse and no girl should ever have to live with the harmful physical and emotional consequences of this terrible practice.

Engagement Could Be The Tonic To 'Tinkerbell' Theories Of Government

David Evans | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Evans

For my money, giving the public more say - and encouraging them to put themselves in decision-makers' shoes in so doing - is a key part of the solution. The more people are brought in on dilemmas the more the present impasse can be reduced - and the more Tinkerbell theories of government can be put to bed.

Call To Lower Drink Drive Limit From 80mg to 50mg

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

The legal drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to cut alcohol-related accidents, councils and fire authorities have urged. The Loc...

Councils Slam New Tory Funding Deal As 'Hugely Disappointing'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Tory chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned councils will have to cut essential services, after they were given no extra cash ...

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Tory MPs Slam Government For Limiting Number Of Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have hit out at the government’s decision to limit the number of child refugees it will accept from Europe to just 350 - rather tha...

Tory Ministers Cannot Ignore Warnings About The State Of Social Care While They Lecture Families About Caring Roles

Barbara Keeley | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Barbara Keeley

It is widely agreed that social care is in crisis, caused by insufficient funding in the face of growing demand. Over recent months, Tory Ministers have ignored repeated warnings from leaders and professionals in the health and care sectors about the impact of the £4.6 billion of cuts which have been made to Adult Social Care budgets since 2010.

Tooth Decay Is The 'Leading Cause Of Child Hospital Admissions', So Here's How To Prevent It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Tooth decay has emerged as the “leading cause of child hospital admissions”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed. Every day, 160 c...

'Grow up!' Tory Peer Launches Extraordinary Attack On His Own Party Over Social Care Funding

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond’s Treasury should “grow up’”and properly fund social care, the Tories’ most senior council chief has declared. In a witherin...

Bureaucratic Hypocrisy Over Foreign Car Fines

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Kitiara Pascoe

Perhaps the Department for Transport and the Local Government Association should stop yakking on about trying to 'tackle' this and attempting to 'tackle' that and do something just about as useful, like giving road-crossing lessons to deer.

Cuts Risk Youth Jobs 'Travesty', Councils Warn

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Up to half of young people in England and Wales are out of work or under-employed, with the true scale of the problem being "hidden", council leaders ...

Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Young People's Lives Is the Number Once Priority of Children's Homes Providers

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

The first Ofsted annual social care report includes yet another recording of the sustained good practice that exists in our children's homes. Providers are clearly meeting what is required of them. Every time the bar has been raised, providers have met the challenge...

Million Youngsters' Job Hopes Blighted By Red Tape

Posted 02.02.2013 | UK

Attempts to get more than a million young people into work are being hampered by excessive bureaucracy and central government control, council leaders...

House Building Schemes Could Boost City Economies

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Cities across Southern England could help deliver a quick boost to the economy if they were given funds to build more houses, according to a new repor...

Britain's Pothole Problem Reaching 'Crisis Point'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The pothole problem on Britain's roads is reaching crisis point, highway bosses warned today. If there were further cuts in maintenance funds or a ...

Andrew Lansley's Social Care Plans Derided As A 'Sticking Plaster'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

Ministers have indicated that a cap on care costs for the elderly could be set as high as £100,000 - four times the lower limit recommended by expert...

Strip Clubs, Bookies And Kebab Shops Are 'Blighting The High Street's Economic Recovery'

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

Strip clubs, bookies and kebab shops are blighting economic recovery on British high streets, council chiefs warned today. They said such outlets c...

Does This Look Like A Village Green To You?

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Politics

Councils are spending millions of pounds dealing with planning applications for car parks and even beach huts which falsely claim to be for village gr...

Call For Police Commissioners To Focus On Anti-Social Behaviour

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Public calls for police commissioners to make anti-social behaviour their top priority have raised fears the new role will be focused on high visibili...

Surge In 'Utterly Shameless' Theft Of War Memorials For Scrap Metal

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

The surge in "shameless" thefts of war memorials is being fuelled by lax scrap metal regulation, town hall chiefs have warned. Ou...