Cllr Izzi Seccombe
Our hope is for financial independence
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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