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Coronavirus: information for councils
Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to Spending Review
LGA – COVID-19 has devastated councils’ park services
Parks proved to be a lifeline for local communities during the COVID-19 crisis but the pandemic has had a devastating impact on councils’ park services, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Parks fit for the future
Our local parks have been lifelines during the national lockdowns. However, whilst they remained open, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on council parks services and income generation. Now, we must ensure we invest so they are fit for the future and enjoyed by communities.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks 2020-21 - case study key findings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities. The loss of external income due to the closure of income generating facilities in parks and the loss of in kind volunteer contributions have left parks services in a vulnerable state.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Leeds City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the parks service at Leeds City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Nottingham City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parks service at Nottingham City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Rugby Borough Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the parks service at Rugby Borough Council.
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.
COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport, House of Commons, 23 November 2020
As we face the biggest public health crisis in living memory, physical activity and sport have a critical role in building individual resilience to the immediate challenge of COVID-19, but also in tackling the loneliness and obesity epidemics that pose a longer-term threat to our nation’s health.
Environmental Health Together: candidate selection process
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this platform will provide a central place for local authorities to recruit professionals most needed to carry out Environmental Health work.
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