Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures
Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit
"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."
LGA responds to announcement on supported accommodation for young people
“Councils want the very best for the children in their care and care leavers. Regulating all accommodation for these young people up to the age of 18 is a positive step towards ensuring they live in the right homes for their needs."
LGA responds to annual waste collection statistics
“These figures are testament to the hard work of councils in maintaining levels of recycling and diverting millions of tonnes of waste going to landfill, especially during the pressures of lockdown restrictions"
The LGA commissioned Shared Intelligence to undertake research to identify and capture the learning from councils’ extensive contact with businesses over the last 18 months in the context of COVID-19. This report sets out how councils can engage more effectively with businesses in the future to support economic recovery.