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Coronavirus: information for councils
Cllr James Jamieson: investment in local services vital to our national recovery
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner for England’s report on the future of children’s social care
“Children’s services were already under strain prior to the pandemic, but those pressures have been exacerbated by COVID-19."
Spending Review investment in local services vital to our national economic and social recovery
Now is not the time for the services our communities will turn to for help to have to be drastically scaled back or lost altogether.
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
Libraries advocacy webinar: public health, 23 November 2020
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Some rough sleepers could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid risk of infection
Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings, due to shortfalls in funding and appropriate accommodation for councils to use, a new report for the Local Government Association warns today.
NJC for brigade managers - pay award 2020
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LGA responds to latest weekly test and trace figures
“It remains extremely worrying that with infection rates and deaths from coronavirus continuing to increase during this lockdown, the test and trace system is still only picking up six out of every ten contacts of people who tested positive."
LGA responds to £10 million of additional government funding for councils to help with EU Transition at ports
“This new funding is a positive step forward to help councils prepare their local ports for the end of the EU Transition Period."
The Right to Build: Obligations and opportunities in custom or self-build housing webinar -18 November 2020
Presentations for this event can be found here.
New social work health check 2020
This year's survey takes only 15 minutes to complete and will provide each organisation with a report which will include key findings and drivers. It's been designed to be simpler for principal social workers to implement in their localities and also includes COVID specific questions to assess the wellbeing of your social workers.
LGA responds to 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”
“Our recent research found that nearly 700,000 jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than one million by 2050. An integrated and devolved approach to the development of skills is urgently needed and our Work Local proposals set out the steps for handing funding and powers over skills to local areas.”
Lessons learnt from councils' response to rough sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic
The success of Everyone In demonstrates that, given the mandate and funding, councils, working with their partners, have the means to end the vast majority of rough sleeping.
LGA responds to Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing 2020’ report
Responding to the Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing in 2020’ report, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“This latest report is another important warning that the impact of coronavirus could have far reaching consequences for everyone, from all ages and backgrounds.
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