‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund
"Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK and thousands of people are prematurely killed every year from traffic related pollution. As a country, we can’t meet our climate change targets and clean our toxic air without increasing levels of walking and cycling within our local communities."
Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation
Keeping children safe is one of the most important roles a council fulfils. While England remains one of the safest places in the world to grow up thanks to the tireless work of our children’s services colleagues and their partners, we agree that significant reform is needed to ensure the right systems are in place to not only protect children, but to help them and their families to thrive.
Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty
The LGA is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations. Time is running out for councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services.
Urgent support for public sport and leisure services
Leisure centres and swimming pools are more than a lifestyle choice, they are a vital service, but the sector is facing an extraordinary financial crisis. Without Government support, local leisure services and their benefits will disappear.
Podcast transcript (Nudges for Social Good) – Wirral Council: working with community champions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Transcript of episode 16 of our behavioural insights podcast – Nudges for Social Good – in which Nicola Jones and Rory McGill of Wirrall Council discuss their behavioural insights trial working with community champions during the COVID-19 pandemic.