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Debate on the Economic Affairs Committee report into social care funding, House of Lords, 28 January 2021
Adult social care and support is a vital service in its own right. It helps people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. It binds our communities, helps sustain the NHS and provides essential economic value to our country. Too often health and social care are set on unequal footings, with the latter viewed (sometimes solely) in terms of the role it can play in supporting the former.
‘It’s a constant juggle – I had areas in three different tiers at same time’
An interview with Simon Bryant, Director of Public Health, Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council
LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic
“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network
The LGA’s Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network is designed to bring together elected representatives who are responsible for diversity and inclusion issues on their fire and rescue authorities to develop skills to challenge their services to improve in this area.
Terms of reference of the LGA Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champion Network (the “Network”)
Vision for the service
To create a fully inclusive and diverse fire and rescue service where the workforce reflects the community it serves, where
Supporting employees on domestic abuse
We have resources for local authorities to support those employees who they know, or fear, may be experiencing domestic abuse.
LGA responds to tourism funding announcement
“We are pleased that the Government recognises the important role that tourism plays in boosting the UK economy and that it has provided this much needed funding."
The Domestic Abuse Bill Report Stage and 3rd Reading, House of Commons, 6 July 2020
The Domestic Abuse Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims and helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
LGA responds to ONS figures on coronavirus care homes deaths
"Nearly a third of all deaths in care homes involved coronavirus and we need to do all we can to keep drastically reducing this. The Government’s announcement today of regular testing of care home residents and staff will help with preventing the spread of infection, but we must remain vigilant."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to publication of Pillar 2 testing data
“The most important thing is that the public and those working on the frontline get a complete picture of the impact this virus has had in our neighbourhoods and in our communities."
Business and Planning Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 6 July 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
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