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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.
Spread word about COVID-19 vaccine scam to protect family and friends - councils urge
Council trading standards teams are now receiving reports of scammers calling to offer an appointment to receive a vaccine at a cost or sending a text that directs the recipient to a convincing fake NHS website with a booking link.
LGA: Suspend resumption of school inspections
“Schools and councils need to focus on providing education during the pandemic, without any unnecessary distractions. This is why we are urging Ofsted to postpone the resumption of monitoring inspections for schools, either in-person or virtual, until after February half-term at the earliest.”
Re-thinking local government finance – Part 2, 12 January 2021
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LGA responds to extra COVID-19 protections for rough sleepers and renters
“It is good the Government is providing further additional funding to tackle rough sleeping, but it is likely that councils will need further financial support in the difficult weeks and months ahead to move people into safe and secure housing."
Changes to local authority powers and duties Health protection and business COVID security resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020
This is a guide to the provisions of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020, and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England only up to 31st December 2020.
January 2021: Looking for a staffing solution to the world of 2021?
Helen Reeves, Programme Manager for Leadership at the LGA, reflects on the surge of graduate talent available to local government this year through the National Graduate Development Programme, and the role it can play as a catalyst for change in your organisation.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on improving broadband
"Councils are committed to working closely with the Government to help deliver on its nationwide gigabit-broadband and mobile coverage ambitions."
Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on early years settings, House of Commons, 12 January 2021
In our Child-centred recovery report, we highlight how effective, high quality early years provision makes a difference to young children, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage, improving social mobility and offering them a good start in life. Early years providers have continued to support children throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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