Local Government Association

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Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Keeping children safe is one of the most important roles a council fulfils. While England remains one of the safest places in the world to grow up thanks to the tireless work of our children’s services colleagues and their partners, we agree that significant reform is needed to ensure the right systems are in place to not only protect children, but to help them and their families to thrive.

Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

The LGA is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations. Time is running out for councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services.

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

New Year 2024 Honours

The deadline for submissions for this round is 12.00 on Monday, 6th March 2023.

New Year 2024 Honours

‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

The Energetic Lifestyles project explored young people’s perspectives, in establishing an improved understanding of the perceptions and barriers to energy efficient behaviours among young people and ethnically diverse communities.

‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

‘Future of leisure facilities under threat’: LGA statement on PAC report on participation in grassroots sports

Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report on participation in grassroots sport, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:

“The future of leisure facilities is under threat and this report highlights the need for an asset strategy that will preserve the future of these key council services.

‘Future of leisure facilities under threat’: LGA statement on PAC report on participation in grassroots sports

Offset options to achieve net zero by 2030

Devon County Council (DCC) set a net zero target by 2030, and is implementing a carbon reduction plan to reduce its emissions by 70 per cent. This leaves about 116,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) to offset at 2030/31 and beyond.

Offset options to achieve net zero by 2030

Shared micromobility within the UK

As part of the LGA’s ongoing work to support local transport improvement and in particular decarbonisation, the LGA’s Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board commissioned this report exploring shared micromobility in the UK.

Shared micromobility within the UK