NHS “dental deserts” persist in rural and deprived communities – LGA analysis
New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals a growing number of “dental deserts” across the country with more deprived or rural local authority areas having fewer NHS dentists than those in more affluent urban areas.
LGA responds to EDSK report calling for more skills devolution
“As this report highlights, we need to move away from a top-down, centralised approach to skills. Employment support should also be devolved to local leaders to get the best value for money from the billions currently spent by government on various disjointed national schemes."
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness
"In particular, we are calling for a fair, accessible and sufficient mainstream benefits system providing financial stability for low income households, protecting those who are unable to work, reducing health inequalities and linking effectively with key local partners to improve job opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing."
Councils and local partners have delivered remarkable services and support to protect their residents against higher costs, targeting help at those facing the most complex challenges. This hub is designed to share best practice and help councils support their residents through this difficult time.
National Energy Category Strategy for Local Government 2022 – energising procurement
We've designed this strategy to help local authorities optimise the way they manage energy. It includes good practice examples and case studies related to all areas of local government energy procurement.
Norfolk: Tackling obesity among pregnant women and new mothers
Norfolk County Council has worked with a voluntary sector group to run a project aimed at tackling obesity among pregnant women and new mothers. It is a bottom-up community-driven approach which has seen women in one of the county’s most deprived areas given training to help create sustainable change.
"These figures act as a truly tragic reminder of how many people, including those who are older and vulnerable, have lost their lives during the pandemic, leaving behind family and friends in mourning."