Cllr Izzi Seccombe

  • Our hope is for financial independence

    27 November 2019

    Conservative councillors are working hard to secure a strong Conservative majority in Parliament that will usher in a new era of financial independence for councils, says LGA Conservative Group leader, Cllr Izzi Seccombe.

  • The true value of showing your support

    11 September 2019

    Cllr Izzi Seccombe outlines the benefits of a new recruitment and development scheme to help those in Warwickshire with special educational needs and disabilities gain entry to the workforce.

  • A green paper for change

    08 August 2018

    The delay in providing a strategy for social care and wellbeing is impacting not just the care sector, but other key services around the country. To promote discussion the LGA has produced its own green paper looking beyond social care, as Izzi Seccombe explains.

  • Put health and care on an equal level

    27 June 2018

    There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable social care system, and the two co-dependent services need to given parity, as Aneurin Bevan recognised. Cllr Izzi Seccombe argues that the Government needs to address the crisis in social care funding by providing councils directly with extra cash to plug the gap.

  • Fighting obesity on the front line

    02 August 2016

    Tackling obesity requires a whole system approach and the Government can’t duck out of supporting local government efforts, says Cllr Izzi Seccombe

  • Protecting the most vulnerable

    21 June 2016

    The Local Government Association has sent a strong message to government over rules surrounding the housing benefit cap. Cllr Izzi Seccombe explains why supported housing – and those living in it – need protecting

  • Get yourself connected

    11 May 2016

    Cllr Izzi Seccombe says technology could have a transformative role to play in local government’s response to the problem of adult loneliness

  • A spoonful of sugar?

    24 March 2016

    After Osborne's announcement of a controversial sugar tax, Cllr Izzi Seccombe explains what councils really need to change the face of children's health

  • Caring is sharing

    16 February 2016

    Pressure will continue to tighten on social care over the next few years, and as Izzi Seccombe says, councils and politicians need to raise the profile of this much-needed service