Adult social care – one year on
Cllr Ian Hudspeth expands on the LGA’s proposals for the long-awaited Green Paper on adult social care and calls for it to be published before Parliament rises for recess
NHS long term plan only offers part of the solution
Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board Ian Hudspeth says until social care is fully funded and public health budget cuts reversed, pumping funding into the NHS continues to be the same as 'pouring water into a sink with no plug in it'.
In high need of a funding solution
Over the last few years, much progress has been made to highlight the growing pressures in both children’s services and schools funding for councils.
We are trying to find a solution
Oxfordshire CC leader Cllr Ian Hudspeth on his attempts to find a consensus on local government reorganisation
Giving children a chance in straitened times
Despite financial limitations in children’s services, counties are doing commendable work in stretched circumstances. Cllr Ian Hudspeth looks at ways to overcome some of the challenges
Devolution is our nation's way out of debt
The leaders of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire CCs on why they welcome central government's devolution drive.