LGA on Restart report: Devolve employment support to councils
“People’s prospects for better employment post-pandemic could have been far improved if councils and devolved authorities had been able to take the lead, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."
Providing men at risk of suicide with emotional support and advice with employment, housing, and financial difficulties.
The Hope service provides psychosocial and practical support for men aged 30–64 who are at risk of suicide, advising them in relation to any money, employment, benefit, or housing problems they may identify.
In August 2022 the LGA and PCH’s Digital Switchover Working Group conducted a readiness survey to gauge councils’ position on awareness, planning, and implementation of the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN).
Video transcript: LGA Behavioural Insights Programme – supporting councils to address challenges across service areas
The LGA Behavioural Insights Programme supports councils to implement new initiatives that improve their services and increase efficiency, helping local residents to make positive changes. The programme is facilitated by the LGA and enables councils to use behavioural science to solve common challenges for local government.
‘Doing it together’- closing the gap on speech, language and communication in the early years
North Tyneside Council's project to improve speech, language and communication in the early years of a child’s life has helped to reduce the gap between socio-economically disadvantaged children and their peers.
Basildon Borough Council - developing a narrative to encompass change
Liz Aelberry, Head of Communications at Basildon Borough Council, explains how the council worked with the LGA to develop a new narrative, which has become the foundation for council communication activity and content.