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Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people
“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."
Domestic Abuse Bill, Report Stage House of Lords 8,10 & 15 March 2021
The 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
Full opening of schools, 25 February 2021
Suite of guidance documents for education settings on Gov.uk: Early Years Schools Further Education Special schools, special post-16 providers and
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero
We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”
New guidance on restricting staff movement in care homes
On 3 March 2021, the Government published guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between care settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of infection.
Behaviour change and the environment
Changing behaviours to reduce climate change and protect our environment
LGA behavioural insights podcast
Enabling councils to implement their own nudges for social good.
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
London Borough of Hounslow: Used the messenger principle to address vaccine misinformation
Through surveys and engagement sessions, Hounslow council realised that misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine was circulating within their area, specifically among South east Asian and Black afro-Caribbean communities.
LGA responds to roadmap out of lockdown announcement
“Councils will do all they can to turn this roadmap into a reality by building on successful work with the NHS on the vaccination roll-out."
Hackney Council: Used resident focus groups to test vaccine hesitancy messaging
Hackney Council organised three focus groups with vaccine hesitant residents, to get a better insight into what messages resonate most with them.
COVID-19: Behavioural insights case studies
A series of case studies showing how councils are using behaviour change techniques to increase vaccine uptake and COVID-19 regulation adherence.
Wirral Council: Listened to the ‘voice of the resident’ and engaged with hard-to-reach communities
Wirral Council developed a programme - ‘Community Connectors’ to address health and wellbeing disparity at a local level.
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