Every secondary school in the country should be given the funding to offer independent mental health counselling to all pupils amid growing concerns that children and young people are being forced to wait up to 18 months for vital support.
“These female pioneers are rightly being recognised for their courageous campaigning and determination to achieve what was a historic milestone on the path towards gender equality and democracy for all."
For RTB to work, councils must be able to replace every home sold. Councils must be allowed to set RTB discounts locally, retain RTB sale receipts in full to replace sold homes, and be given the freedom to borrow to build new affordable homes and play a lead role in tackling the country’s housing shortage.
Councils are working hard to ensure all people, including those with disabilities and their carers, receive high quality, reliable care and support, as well as information and advice, to help them lead independent and fulfilling lives.
“It’s long past time for a taxi licensing regime fit for the 21st Century. We urge the Government to look at ways in which legislation can be updated, to support councils in their efforts to keep residents as safe as possible.”
“The current regime is not fit for purpose – some parts of the law pre-date the internal combustion engine, let alone apps and smartphones – and it’s long past time we had taxi licensing laws that reflect the everyday realities of this industry, and its vital role in our communities.”
Responding to a report by the Red Cross on hospital discharges and readmissions, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“Councils are doing all they can to work effectively with the NHS to put plans and support in place to ensure that everyone is discharged safely from hospital, with the right support. Councils value greatly the contribution made by the Red Cross and other community and voluntary organisations to provide vital support for people to return home safely and prevent readmission.
“However, as this telling report