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LGA responds to EPI and The Prince’s Trust report on young people’s mental health and wellbeing

“Mental health needs to be at heart of a holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, which includes access to parks and green spaces, meeting housing needs and providing learning and training opportunities.”

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LGA responds to Sport England's Uniting the Movement strategy

“Councils are working hard to try and ensure sport and leisure facilities are available once national restrictions are eased and will have a key role to play in realising this Strategy’s ambitions.”

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LGA: In remembrance of the 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19

“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”

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LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions

Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.

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LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic

“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."

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LGA responds to Skills for Jobs white paper

The LGA have commented on a proposed Skills for Jobs White Paper, which aims to reform education post-16

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LGA responds to £148 million to cut drugs crime announcement

“This new funding is a positive step in tackling the scourge of illegal drugs in our communities, while providing much-needed support to those in drug treatment and recovery."

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Storm Christoph: Councils prepare for heavy rains and flood risk

The Met Office has issued an “amber warning” for parts of northern and central England today with people living in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North west, east Midlands and the east of England told to prepare for heavy rain and potential floods.

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LGA responds to new national construction products regulator

“It is good that the Government has listened to councils’ concerns and announced a review into testing to ensure our national approach is fit for purpose, alongside the new national construction products regulator."

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LGA responds to new £120 million fund to boost social care sector staffing levels

“Extra funding to fill staff shortages and free up more experienced colleagues to focus on providing care directly will help with the immediate impact of the virus. Social care has been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic and our dedicated staff rightly need as much support as possible during this incredibly challenging period.”