Local government

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Auriol Earle obituary
Other lives: Founder of Guildford Holiday Fun and local councillor with a reputation for getting things done

Rod Earle

17, Jun, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Children’s services in England shaky as Jenga tower, says review lead
Report says system is bureaucratic, risk-averse, ‘rigid and yet shaky’ and in need of reform and investment

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Children neglected by a profit-making system | Letters
Letters: Cuts to councils and a lack of suitable homes mean that nearly half of children in care live in unregulated accommodation, writes Carolyne Willow. Plus letters from Simon Morton and Prof Mike Stein


15, Jun, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Introducing ‘their worship’, the world’s first non-binary mayor
Student Owen Hurcum is ‘humbled’ to serve the oldest city in Wales, and aims to put Bangor’s peacocks on the map

Rhi Storer

13, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on children’s homes: no place for profit | Editorial
Editorial: Treating the most vulnerable young people as a money-making opportunity is wrong. The care review must lead to change


11, Jun, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Addiction treatment harder to get since councils took over, says Tory MP
Shift of responsibility from NHS has led to ‘serious shortcomings’ in service in England, ex-health minister finds

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Jun, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Reading council seeks closure of quarantine hotel after Covid outbreak
Council calls Department of Health ‘irresponsible’ after virus passed from hotel staff to people in community

Matthew Weaver

10, Jun, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Byelections are bringing out the best – and the worst | Letters
Letters: Kim Leadbeater’s local credentials are second to none, says Michael McGowan, while Dr Peter Dawson highlights some disingenuous Tory canvassing in Chesham and Amersham


09, Jun, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Why I turned down an MBE for services to homeless people | Gill Taylor
My work has had an impact in spite of the state rather than because of it, says homelessness worker Gill Taylor

Gill Taylor

09, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tracy Brabin: ‘I looked around and all the other mayors were men…’
The new mayor for West Yorkshire on how her friendship with Jo Cox inspired her to enter politics and how she hopes to ‘bring back northern pride’

Tim Adams

06, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Threadbare social services have lost the trust of families | Letter
Letter: By the time a family gets a social worker, it’s usually 20 years too late, writes Jean Robertson-Molloy, who has 40 years of experience in the sector


04, Jun, 2021 @3:37 PM

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The Guardian view on social care and disability: a cruel policy vacuum | Editorial
Editorial: The issue is often framed around ageing. But disabled people of all ages urgently need answers to the social care question


03, Jun, 2021 @5:33 PM

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