LGA annual conference

Thinking differently

More than one in 100 people in the UK are believed to have autism. But with the right support, there are no limits to what autistic people can achieve – according to a councillor with the condition.

SEND support funding gap

Vital support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is facing a potential funding gap this year of more than half a billion pounds, according to the results of interim research commissioned by the LGA.

Councils and careers

Essex County Council is working in partnership with Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock councils, business and education partners to build a local skills offer that meets the needs of local employers and gives residents the tools they need to prosper.