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Barnsley Council: Partnering to deliver the Household Support Fund

Barnsley Council has worked closely with their voluntary and community sector to deliver the Household Support Fund and have allocated some of the funding directly to community organisations who are developing sustainable approaches to the rising cost of living.

Case Study

Barnsley Council: Partnering to deliver the Household Support Fund

LGA responds to additional funding for hospital discharges

"This funding for supporting patient discharges from hospitals will be significant over the winter months. We are pleased to see the importance of social care being recognised in improving this service, but it is vital to remember that social care has huge value to people’s lives in its own right."

LGA responds to additional funding for hospital discharges

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA

The Government’s approach to give local Employer Representative Bodies a lead role in articulating their skills need in Local Skills Improvement Plans is a step in the right direction. However, the wide-ranging role of local government – councils and MCAs/GLA – in supporting this process is missing from the Act and statutory guidance.

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA