‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund
"Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK and thousands of people are prematurely killed every year from traffic related pollution. As a country, we can’t meet our climate change targets and clean our toxic air without increasing levels of walking and cycling within our local communities."
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.
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.
Health and social care, integrated care and safeguarding adults
This report was funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and delivered by the Local Government Association (LGA) in association with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
What constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to carry out an enquiry
This paper reports on two workshops and conversations aimed at building confidence in defining and working with safeguarding concerns and enquiries as well as improving understanding and building confidence more broadly.
Regional Retrofit Action Planning blog – Tuesday 6 December 2022
The Regional Retrofit Action Planning session hosted by the LGA aimed to provide delegates with the opportunity to hear how they might be able to increase the energy efficiency of a property by improving building fabric, walls, windows, floors, roofs, heating systems and restoring renewable energy where possible.