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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
Park Active for Colchester
Post-COVID 19 lockdown, Colchester Borough Council faced reduced use of its long-stay car parks and pressure for increased pedestrian and cycle access to the town centre. The solution was to enable a Park Active site for Colchester to encourage motorists to park in peripheral car parks more often and actively complete their journeys by walking or cycling. The approach is part of a national pilot programme being led by the BPA and supported by the UK Government.
COVID-19: the culture and entertainment sectors, House of Commons, 2 March 2021
While the Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts and culture sector was welcome, the sector is still facing significant financial difficulties. Councils face significant additional cost pressures as a result of COVID-19 and this will directly impact council’s ability to fund discretionary services in the culture sector, at a time when the sector is in urgent need of investment.
Design in the Public Sector: creating meaningful engagement with communities on climate change, 26 February 2021
Dominique Le Touze, Public Health Specialist, Portsmouth City Council Duncan Bell, Climate Change Manager Sustainability Team, Leicester City Council
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2021
The Local Government Association (LGA) measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the twenty-eighth round of polling conducted in February 2021.
Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions
“As democratically elected leaders and place shapers, local government is the natural partner of central government and is ideally placed to try and ensure that those out of work as a result of the pandemic are supported back into employment as quickly as possible.”
Recovery and renewal: Tackling long-term unemployment
New projections in this research reveal that the number of long-term unemployed people across England could reach 1.2 million, with significant local variations - a stark reminder of the direct impact on our communities, and the need for targeted solutions.
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 change 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.
Green economic recovery webinar, 22 February 2021
Download the presentations from this event.
Norfolk County Council: Designed toolkits for small businesses to encourage preventative behaviours
Using their local knowledge, Norfolk County Council identified key businesses, workers and residents to target with preventative messages.
Climate change communications: Case studies
Highlighting best-practice communications of councils who are communicating climate change action to residents, businesses and staff.
Applying behavioural change techniques to the COVID-19 and climate emergency responses, 23 February 2021
Increasing adherence to rules and guidance Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change
Joint education services circular (JESC) No 221 - Youth and community workforce survey
To: Local Authorities in England and Wales Local Government Association Subscribers 22 February 2021 Dear Colleague, Joint Education Services Circular
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