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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."
West Yorkshire Combined Authority: effective employee engagement to drive improved internal communications
Gauging sentiment and implementing ideas suggested by staff at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is proving to be an effective way of driving change and improving how the organisation works.
West of England Combined Authority: embracing digital marketing channels to reach citizens
The West of England Combined Authority embraced digital and social media marketing to raise awareness of their ‘Future Bright’ skills service.
Renewable energy good practice guidance
This guide has been commissioned to help both members and officers of councils who are considering asset ownership to understand the potential risks and benefits and how these can be managed.
Tees Valley Combined Authority: launching the ‘Enjoy Tees Valley’ brand
Tees Valley Combined Authority successfully launched a new destination marketing organisation with a website, tourism service and brand through an innovative and low-cost campaign.
Sheffield City Region: attracting the ‘right kind’ of interest in regional training and skills development support
Sheffield City Region attracted over 100 businesses and 1,000 employees to apply for skills funding with a direct, explicit link to business growth.
Decarbonising transport - Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles
This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidencebased policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.
North of Tyne Combined Authority: building a mayoral platform for public engagement
The North of Tyne Combined Authority detail how they helped create opportunities for Mayor Jamie Driscoll to directly engage with his constituents.
Digital innovation in adult social care: how we’ve been supporting communities during COVID-19 - executive summary
What we have done, what we have learned and what next for digital innovation in adult social care.
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