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Coronavirus: information for councils
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
The timing of these regulations presents a major issue both for councils and for employees.
Healthy and productive ageing: ensuring a good later life for us all, 17 September 2020
Download presentations from Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme, and Dr Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing at the Centre for Ageing Better.
Integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy: LGA response
This is a wide-ranging review covering a range of issues linked to the UK’s role and standing in the modern world. While the LGA is only responding to the review questions that directly link to the work of councils, in an interconnected and globalised world, these wider issues are also highly relevant to councils and their residents, too.
LGA responds to extra £546m infection control social care funding
“We are pleased the Government has accepted the calls from councils and care providers for this funding to be extended, as we head into the winter period and face the possibility of a potential second wave of infections."
LGA on tougher council powers to tackle businesses flouting COVID-19 rules
Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement that councils will be given tougher powers to tackle businesses flouting COVID-19 rules.
County Lines webinar, 9 September 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Havering Council - Children and young people: mental health training and support for schools
Bringing together partners to support a whole school approach to mental health and the development of an online resource setting out information on mental health and suicide prevention training and support for schools. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.
LGA responds to children's commissioner report on use of unregulated accommodation
"It is vital that the Government urgently takes action to increase the availability of homes for young people with complex or challenging needs and provides funding and support to councils to ensure that they are able to give these young people the safe, nurturing homes they deserve."
Partnership applications sought for £30 million One Public Estate and Land Release Funding
One Public Estate (OPE) has launched a new £10 million funding round and is inviting applications from new and existing partnerships to bring forward collaborative public sector property projects.
One Public Estate and Land Release Fund prospectus
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Have your say on our improvement offer
Your feedback will inform our SLI offer over the next three years, helping to ensure this offer remains sector led and best positioned to support council’s needs.
LGA responds to NAO report on childhood obesity
“Childhood obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges we face and this report is another stark reminder of the urgent need for radical action to combat this."
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