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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
The timing of these regulations presents a major issue both for councils and for employees.
Healthy and productive ageing: ensuring a good later life for us all, 17 September 2020
Download presentations from Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme, and Dr Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing at the Centre for Ageing Better.
LGA: Nearly 180 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children
"These latest figures demonstrate the damage which can be done to young people’s teeth through too much sugar intake."
LGA responds to further extension of eviction ban
"This should, for now, reassure worried tenants and allay the serious concerns councils have had over the potential risk of homelessness some private renters may have faced."
London Borough of Brent: Northwick Park
OPE support and funding has laid the foundations to make this project an investable proposition and has assisted LB Brent in securing Government capital funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to take these opportunities forward.
Hertfordshire Partnership: Stevenage town centre hub
“The Stevenage town centre hub perfectly mirrors the aspiration of One Public Estate as this is not just a new building."
Remote council meetings: Wirral Council
Wirral Council has been using Public-i to webcast the majority of our public meetings for over two years. When the COVID-19 restrictions came in we decided we wanted to continue broadcasting via Public-i as a lot of residents were already used to finding our webcasts on the Public-I micro-site. We have been running our meetings through Microsoft Teams and broadcasting them through Public-I’s Connect Anywhere system.
Charging up the green recovery
Councils across the country are focusing their efforts on how we can lead the economic recovery post-pandemic. Communities have suffered during this period of hibernation and we need to ensure that we secure a recovery that delivers sustainable growth for all our residents.
LGA launches report to help councils tackle climate change
Councils across the country are leading local communities to combat climate change, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Liverpool City Region: Liverpool Knowledge Quarter
Region: North West, West Midlands
Theme: Integrated Public Services
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