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LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
LGA responds to CQC report on use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to increase investment in community care settings for people with a learning disability and/or autism, who may also have a mental health condition, and to move towards putting social care on a long-term sustainable footing."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to further details around £1 billion COVID-19 funding for councils
"This much-needed support is helpful but significant challenges remain."
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on social care funding and workforce
“This helpful report reinforces our calls for a long-term, sustainable funding solution for adult social care"
Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill, House of Commons, 23 October 2020
The LGA has significant concerns with the Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill which seeks to restrict the acquisition of land and property by councils outside their own boundaries. The Bill also seeks to limit local authorities’ investment in “commercial risk-taking enterprises” and limit council borrowing for non-core activities.
How Leicester rose to the challenge of the first local lockdown
Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health, Leicester City Council
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