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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.
Decarbonisation of Transport - Climate Smart Parking Policies - 12 November 2020
Download presentations from Nottingham City Council and Liftshare.
Advisory bulletin 684 - October 2020
Environmental Health Together: councils sign-up
Environmental Health Together is about helping councils and their front-line services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle impact of COVID-19 on housing crisis
The programme, which opens for bids today, funds the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities.
Housing Advisers Programme
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities.
Housing Advisers Programme Prospectus 2020/21
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible and locally led.
Housing Advisers Programme FAQs
The Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) is designed to support local authorities commission expert advice to help them deliver a project that helps meet the housing need of their local area. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally led.
LGA responds to Social Market Foundation Adult Education Report
"Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we face a growing and stark unemployment crisis, which demonstrates the huge importance of council-commissioned Adult and Community Education services."
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