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LGA: In remembrance of the 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19
“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”
LGA responds to Sport England's Uniting the Movement strategy
“Councils are working hard to try and ensure sport and leisure facilities are available once national restrictions are eased and will have a key role to play in realising this Strategy’s ambitions.”
‘We had a recipe for something really bad – we had to get on front foot’
An interview with Dr Debbie Chase, Interim Director of Public Health, Southampton City Council
‘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
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.
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 Mental Health Act reform white paper
"This white paper is an excellent opportunity to update the law and improve support for everyone who needs it. We strongly support the objective to give people a stronger say in their treatment."
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty report
“This report shows the worrying impact that COVID-19 has had on some of the most vulnerable in our communities and has pushed more people on low incomes into poverty."
Around 450 primary schools’ worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation during lockdown
“Our six-point plan would give councils a better chance of being able to move homeless children into permanent accommodation "
LGA statement: Free school meal food parcels
“Ensuring vulnerable pupils are provided for is a top priority for councils with many delivering high quality food boxes in partnership with schools."
COVID-19 workforce survey research report, week ending 27 November 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
'The communications team in Oldham is also fantastic, creatively using various forums to engage with different social groups in the community'
Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader, Oldham Council
'This is not the time for silo thinking'
Cllr Ian Courts, Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Council
'Going out and talking with public openly and honestly has been beneficial'
Andy Preston, Mayor of Middlesbrough
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