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  • Adult social care in London



    Adult social care services provide vital help and support to enable people to live their lives as fully, independently and safely as possible, despite illness or accidents, frailty, old age, disability or vulnerability.

    Most of us will need such help as we get older or come towards the end of our lives. But adult social care is also a lifeline for many people who live with longstanding challenges and helps them unlock their ability to live full and satisfying lives at home, work and in the community.

  • Funding for London schools in 2020/21


    On 11 October, the Department for Education published the provisional 2020-21 National Funding Formula (NFF) allocations for the schools, high needs and the central school services blocks of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DGS). A policy document, published alongside the figures, sets out the overall design of the NFF for 2020-21 and any changes since last year’s formula. Notional allocations were published for local authorities and schools across the country. The officer briefing summarises the changes to the funding formula and the impact it will have on London boroughs.

  • Supporting Low-Income Londoners - The future of Local Welfare

    The report provides a summary of existing local welfare provision in London, including a selection of case studies of innovative approaches by boroughs, and highlights inconsistencies and inefficiencies in the current system that are holding back local authorities from supporting their low-income residents to the best of their ability. Drawing lessons from existing borough best practice, the report concludes with some recommendations for the future of local welfare.

  • The Cost of Homelessness Services in London

    Research carried out by LSE London on behalf of London Councils and the London Housing Directors’ Group shows that the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act in April 2018 has substantially increased the number of people seeking help from boroughs and the resources required for services.

    The Cost of Homelessness Services in London report reveals:

  • 2019 London Business 1000 (year 3)

    This year, for the third time, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and London Councils have commissioned leading polling company ComRes to undertake a local business survey of Greater London. 

    With close to 9 in 10 (86%) of businesses in the capital not currently employing apprentices, the LCCI and London Councils have called for a fully devolved apprenticeship service for London – something that new research shows business supports.

    Cllr Clare Coghill, Executive Member for Business, Europe and Good Growth, London Councils, said:

  • Inclusive Practice


    With number of children with SEND in London growing in recent years, London Councils is calling on councils, schools, national government, Ofsted, school governors and Regional Schools Commissioners to make a firm commitment to ensuring all schools in London are inclusive ‘by default’.

  • State of adult social care in London

    Since 2010 adult social care has faced unprecedented funding pressures that have impacted the sector in a variety of ways. The past few years have seen an increasingly united voice from not only local government but health partners, private social care providers and the voluntary sector, all calling for the funding pressures in the sector to be addressed.

    Steps must be taken to address the challenges that the sector is facing and ensure that people continue to receive the services that they need. London Councils is calling for eight actions on adult social care:

  • London Councils Business Plan 2019/20

    London Councils Business Plan sets out the organisation's key themes, workstreams and policy objectives for the year ahead and our priorities to 2022

  • The Collaboration Handbook

    In 2018 a cross-functional team from London Borough of Croydon, Thames Water, SGN, Fluxx and Atkins asked themselves a big question: how can we coordinate the delivery of infrastructure, ultimately reducing the number of highway disruptions?

    The answer: by working differently. By thinking big, starting small and proving that it can be done.

  • London Councils Annual Review 2018/19

    Our annual review reflects back and reports on our work in 2018/19