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.

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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

Swindon Borough Council: Innovate housing solutions for older people in inter-generational communities

Swindon Borough Council is seeking to develop directly and with partners a greater range of housing options suited to people in late life. The council has developed and enabled specialist housing options, such as extra care housing, to meet the housing and care needs of older people.

Swindon Borough Council: Innovate housing solutions for older people in inter-generational communities

Hertfordshire County Council: Cost of Living Taskforce

In response to the growing pressures residents in Hertfordshire are facing, Hertfordshire County Council has established a ‘Cost of Living Taskforce’ which brings together representation from various service areas to coordinate how the organisation is supporting residents. 

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Hertfordshire County Council: Cost of Living Taskforce

Leeds City Council: Leeds Food Aid Network

The is a strong partnership approach to tackling food insecurity in Leeds, crucial to the city's response to the pandemic.

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Leeds City Council: Leeds Food Aid Network