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LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Changes in political leadership
Reorientation of services, functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
At the end of March 2020, early into the pandemic, Gateshead Council formed a Covid Economic Response Group, with workstreams on people, businesses, capital projects, stakeholders, and innovation.
Service reorientation - London Borough of Waltham Forest
The strategy intended to boost the take-up of apprenticeships, encourage living wages with businesses, tackle unemployment and in-work poverty, and create good jobs for everyone.
Working as an aligned and responsive employment and skills partnership - Tees Valley Combined Authority
“We have used our powers to relax skills and employment funding rules and funding profiles for both businesses and providers – focused on areas of immediate need."
Reorientation of services and functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Kirklees Council
In response to the pandemic, Kirklees Council has fundamentally and rapidly reassessed their approach to supporting their local businesses and residents
Borough partnerships and sector diversification - Hounslow Council
One of the key elements of HC’s response to the pandemic has been looking at how they can support a more balanced economy in the medium and long term—encouraging new businesses into the borough and upskilling residents to move communities into work.
LGA responds to Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic
“We need to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all.”
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
The LGA is calling on the Government to use the Queen’s Speech to bring forward “turbo-charged” proposals for devolution that give all councils across country the power to meet the challenges and opportunities facing their communities over the coming decade.
A councillor's guide to leading the homelessness sector
In this guide, we seek to provide councillors whether in cabinet, scrutiny or their own wards, with some key information about homelessness.
Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services
This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.
COVID-19: councillors timeline for 2021
Following the (May) 2021 local elections, new and returning councillors will be going into a municipal year in which councils are adapting to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
The LGA in Parliament report highlights the breadth of services councils deliver and the depth of analysis the LGA provides as the national voice of local government.
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
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