Lack of revenue funding and uncertainty over current levels of funding are the main barriers to councils investing in sustainable travel, an LGA survey has revealed.
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The LGA has warned that record demand for sexual health services in England is putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.
The number of children and young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes – normally only seen in adults and often linked to obesity – has soared by around 40 per cent in just four years, to more than 700 cases, the LGA has warned.
The LGA was a member of an advisory panel involved in the development of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, along with councils and homelessness service providers and partners.
“Councils are struggling to meet the increased demand that children’s social care now faces”
The Green Paper proposals are not sufficient on their own to bring about a renaissance in council house building.