Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA responds to new heat health alert

"Councils are once again urging people to take care, particularly of those who may be more vulnerable to effects of heat. This includes people who may be older or people with heart and respiratory issues."

LGA responds to new heat health alert

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step is a Southwark Council initiative to test different approaches to managing debt to the Council – including council tax debt. Where residents volunteer to participate, the Council will immediately suspend all recovery and enforcement action for a period to allow arrangements to be set in place. Under the latest pilots, Step-by-Step also offers debtors access to free, independent debt advice available by phone or online.

Case Study

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Cost of living hub

Councils and local partners have delivered remarkable services and support to protect their residents against higher costs, targeting help at those facing the most complex challenges. This hub is designed to share best practice and help councils support their residents through this difficult time.

Cost of living hub

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

"These statistics published today are very concerning, with drug related deaths showing sharp increases compared with 2020. Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment."

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

This section provides case studies and resources around tackling fuel poor households, where energy costs are in danger of pushing people beneath the poverty line.

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty

In this section you can find case studies and resources around programmes assisting households who are unable to afford sufficient food for a healthy diet.

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty

Cost of living: Partnership working

This section highlights how councils are working with local partners to develop support schemes for residents struggling with the rise in the cost of living.

Cost of living: Partnership working

Cost of living: Skills and employment

This section shows examples of how councils are developing localised employment and skills programmes to support residents back into work.

Cost of living: Skills and employment

Cost of living: Money and debt

The section explores efforts being made to address financial insecurity and hardship, one of the biggest impacts of the rising cost of living.

Cost of living: Money and debt