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Social care plan contains nothing to help millions ‘here and now’
Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
The Government’s social care plan provides no extra funding for frontline social care and will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support, or will do so in the near future, councils warn today.
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021
Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.
Early years education funding - House of Commons, 21 July 2021
Good quality early education makes a difference to children’s lives. Pre-school has almost as much impact on a child’s education achievement as primary school does – and the impact is even greater for those at risk of developing learning difficulties. Recent policy changes have extended the reach of early education to more children and for longer. They have also supported more parents into work, or to work more hours.
Managing carers in the workplace, Tuesday 20 July 2021
Carers’ rights Maggie Steven, Senior Advisor and Deputy Area Director, ACAS Carers experiences throughout COVID-19 and how employers can support
Build back local: Building back better
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Effective workforce planning, whether at organisational or system level, requires strong senior
Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021 - House of Commons, 22 July 2021
COVID-19 has put adult social care firmly in the public, political and media spotlight. This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care to the wider public and this interest needs to be harnessed in the debate about the future of care and support. Long-term reform is urgently needed and we are calling on the Government to set out its thinking before the summer recess.
Deciding if you need to raise a safeguarding concern to the local authority / multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH)
Supporting decisions on the need to raise a safeguarding concern and understanding of subsequent decision making by the local authority
Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 July 2021
The most controversial aspect of the Bill remains the question of who pays to remediate the consequences of twenty years of systemic failure in building safety.
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