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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
Road to COP26
The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November
LGA responds to the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Culture Recovery Fund
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on the Culture Recovery Fund.
Support for care leavers – advice for corporate parents, 23 June 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services
This guide has been written to help councils in an emergency position mobilise their leisure service. It is not intended to instruct or encourage councils to bring leisure services back in-house but instead provides appropriate tools and considerations to support the process. Councils are advised to take their own due diligence to evaluate their individual options. The guide is correct as of June 2021.
OPE case study library
Our new OPE case study library showcases exemplar projects which are being delivered by OPE across England.
Debate on promoting tourism in the UK, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
In order to contribute most effectively, councils need earlier involvement in decisions at a national strategic level, and local government should also have representation on longer-term bodies like the Tourism Industry Council.
LGA responds to national offer day for school places
"Councils have worked closely with schools during the pandemic to ensure no child goes without a place. Despite an increase in applicants, the number of parents offered any of their ranked preference primary schools has increased to more than 98 per cent, with the equivalent offer rate for secondary schools maintained at more than 95 per cent."
Durham County Council: Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster project supporting parents and carers of children and young people with emotional and mental health problems.
LGA: Councils need to be at heart of levelling up ambitions
“The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill should be used as an opportunity to tackle our fragmented employment and skills system, with a greater role for councils and employers to help create jobs and training opportunities in their local communities."
Key climate change related events this year, in the lead up to COP26.
Worcestershire County Council predicts longer-term care needs using UPRNs
Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on its health and welfare services in response to the pandemic.
LGA responds to independent review of children’s social care
“We support the ambition of the independent review of children’s social care to make sure children, including those in care, grow up in loving, stable and safe environments.
LGA responds to mandatory vaccinations for workers in care homes
Cllr David Fothergill responds to the Government’s decision to make vaccination a condition of deployment for anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care.
Newly elected councillor event, 11 June 2021
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