We lobby and campaign to influence the political agenda and secure funding and powers on behalf of councils and we promote and defend the reputation of the sector.
Over the next 12 months we will focus on the seven areas that councils tell us matter most to them:
Funding for local government
Fair and sustainable funding enables councils to plan and deliver essential public services beyond the short term, to raise more funds locally and to promote greater collective working across local public services.
Adult social care, health and wellbeing
Sustainable funding and better integration with health services enable councils to continue to support people to live safe, healthy, active, independent lives and to promote wellbeing and resilience for all ages.
Narrowing inequalities and protecting communities
Councils lead and work with diverse communities and partners to address inequalities and build safe, cohesive and resilient communities.
Places to live and work
Councils lead the way in driving inclusive and sustainable economic recovery, building the homes that people need and creating places where they want to live.
Children, education and schools
Councils have the powers and resources they need to bring partners together to deliver inclusive and high-quality education, help children and young people to fulfil their potential and offer lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Strong local democracy
A refocus on local democratic leadership, and a shift in power post-Brexit from Whitehall to local communities, leads to greater diversity of elected representatives, high standards of conduct and strong, flexible local governance.
Sustainability and climate action
Councils take the lead in driving urgent actions in their local areas to combat climate change and its impacts and to deliver zero net carbon by 2030.