Find out about the LGA's current campaigns.
With the right funding and powers, councils can continue to lead their local areas, improve residents’ lives, reduce demand for public services and save money for the taxpayer.
Councils have been true leaders during the coronavirus pandemic, showing what is possible when leadership is rooted in local communities. But a response to a crisis cannot be the limit of our ambitions. We must now take the lead in rebuilding our communities. With the right tools and resources councils can deliver on the ambitions we have for the diverse communities we represent.
Local government shares the collective national ambition to tackle their local housing crisis, which will only be achieved with strong national and local leadership working together. As house builders, housing enablers, and landlords; as planners, place-shapers, and agents of growth, transport and infrastructure; as responsible guardians to the vulnerable and the homeless; and as democratically accountable to communities – local government is at the heart of the housing solution.
Social care is common to us all. Over the last year, social care has demonstrated that it is not simply a set of services some people need because of age or disability, but is a key means by which people are supported to live a full life, whatever their circumstances.
In May this year, we released a joint statement alongside the National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners, asking for the Government’s proposals for the future of social care to be brought forward as a matter of urgency along with a clear timeline for action.
Read the statement.
Councils want to work as essential partners with government to tackle climate change. They are well-placed to translate national climate ambitions into transformative action on the ground.
Our positive vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills service
Our proposal brings together advice and guidance, employment, skills, apprenticeship and business support around place, providing a more coherent offer for the unemployed and low skilled of all ages, while supporting local economic growth by forging better links between training providers and employers.
Our call to properly fund the services that change children’s lives
Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but services that can support them to do so are under increasing pressure. We are calling on Government to properly fund the services that support children to the bright futures they deserve.
A 24hr social media celebration of the unsung heroes of local government
#OurDay is a yearly social media campaign to reveal a day in the life of local government and how councils deliver 800+ services on a day-to-day basis.
Our call to devolve powers to local areas
Devolution to local areas can bring economic, political and social benefits to communities across the country. Our online resource details what powers councils have already been given and what they're doing with them, as well as tools to help your council negotiate further devolution.
Finding new councillors
Increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected is a key task for local government. We need different kinds of people willing to stand for election so that parties get a choice of quality candidates.