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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
LGA responds to physical activity sector letter to the Prime Minister
“The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities."
LGA responds to chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser's coronavirus warning
“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support residents and businesses through this pandemic and keep services running. It is vital they have the resources they need to lead and protect their communities and support the national effort to minimise the impact of the second wave of this deadly virus.”
Becoming a councillor
Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning
Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
Social determinants of health and the role of local government
The examples and case studies detailed in this report express the opportunities for health improvement and what has already been achieved.
New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country
“Algorithms and formulas can never be a substitute for local knowledge and decision-making by councils and communities who know their areas best."
LGA responds to RCPsych call for greater public health funding
"It is clear that public health funding for councils, which provides drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, represents value for money and helps to relieve pressures on other public services such as criminal justice and the NHS, further down the line."
Maintaining your own resilience as a councillor, 14 September 2020
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LGA responds to Independent Age report on pension credit take-up
"This helpful report should be considered by government as it develops its proposals for the future of adult social care in England, which needs to include not just older people but working-age adults and all those who use and work in social care."
Greenhouse gas accounting tool, 11 September 2020
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LGA responds to launch of NHS COVID-19 app
"The launch of the NHS COVID-19 app will help residents, visitors and businesses, along with the councils which support them, to keep track of and isolate future outbreaks."
LGA responds to support package announced for renters
“Councils remain concerned that the ending of the ban could see a rise in homelessness. They will continue to support tenants who are experiencing financial difficulty, but want to work with government on a long-term plan that will safeguard renters and help them to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."
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