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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."
Impacts of COVID-19 across the lifecourse
This page details the impact of COVID-19 on council services and outlines the objectives for additional funding and resource.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to rough sleeping announcement
“Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe, long-term housing with access to wider support they might need."
LGA responds to Transport Secretary funding announcement
“This funding is good news for local communities and will be most effective when it is directed through councils so that they can commission the essential transport services that many people rely on."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to £300 million test and trace announcement
Cllr Ian Hudspeth responds to the announcement of £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support the new test and trace service.
LGA responds to SAGE advice to reopen primary schools
"A clear national message is now needed from government about the safe return of children to schools and the scientific advice must be accessible for all parents to support efforts by schools and councils."
Remote council meetings: Swindon Borough Councils
Swindon Borough Council ordinarily held quarterly meetings of their Wider Management Team, which involved approximately 120 Directors, Heads of Service and Senior Managers coming together in face to face round table meetings. Working within the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings were no longer possible.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our communities during COVID-19 - webinar, 21 May 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on homelessness and rough sleeping
"Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe housing with access to wider support they might need"
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