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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
Download the presentation from this webinar.
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.
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on allocation methods for New Burdens funding: New Duty on Local Authorities to Provide Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation in England Friday 13 November 2020
Councils recognise they have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse, alongside partners in health, education, housing, the police and wider services. The Government’s commitment to ensure adequate funding will be provided to place vital accommodation-based domestic abuse services on a long-term, sustainable footing is therefore a positive step.
Member Peer Virtual Meeting -12 November 2020
Making Health Everyone’s Business Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
‘Even when measures get imposed don’t feel powerless’
It was the night before Eid at the end of July when the bombshell dropped. Ministers announced that household mixing was to be banned under extra restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus across the Bradford District.
‘Leicester Lockdown took us by surprise’
Anne Court, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
‘You need to be clear what’s on the table and what the key outcomes are’
Joanne Roney, Manchester City Council
COVID-19: Top tips for chief executives responding to extra restrictions
Resource for council chief executives experiencing local intervention due to the coronavirus pandemic
LGA responds to Lords Public Services Committee report on lessons learned from Covid-19
“Councils have played a crucial role during the pandemic and have demonstrated the strength that comes from local leaders able to work with others and their communities."
Building post-pandemic prosperity
Building 100,000 new homes would result in a £15 billion boost to the economy.
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