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Letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock from the LGA and ADASS
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“Councils work closely with these organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents through physical activity, and want to ensure that local communities have activities to return to when this crisis is over. "
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Culture, leisure and libraries
Whilst some services run by councils, including libraries, museums and leisure centres have been forced to close their doors as we tackle COVID-19, that doesn’t mean councils have forgotten the valuable role they play in our daily lives.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Understanding the role of local government
In recent weeks, it’s become clear that some people don’t understand the role of the council, its employees and how important many of our services are to their lives. There’s been much debate and discussion about who is and who isn’t a key worker, and who should and shouldn’t be out doing their jobs.
LGA responds to IPPR report on support for children during coronavirus
"We are pleased that government has agreed that a significant amount of new hardship funding can be used flexibly by councils on local pressures and priorities, including on helping those who are most vulnerable."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Social media
Social media is one of the most effective ways for local authorities to communicate with residents about the local response to COVID-19. Councils have been utilising their social media channels in a variety of ways to ensure that residents are following Government guidance.
COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance
This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.
COVID-19: housing, planning and homelessness
Information and guidance related to housing, planning and homelessness including temporary accommodation.
LGA responds to Asphalt Industry Alliance survey on state of local roads
“Councils share the frustration of motorists about the state of our local roads and, as this survey shows, fixing our roads is a priority for them. Despite the financial pressures councils face, they continue to fix a pothole every 21 seconds."
Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice
The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Community support
The way our local communities are organised has been fundamentally impacted by COVID-19. Local authorities and community organisations are working around the clock to ensure that residents can access the local support that they need in a way that is suitable for them.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Volunteers
COVID-19 has impacted the way we live our lives and are able to go out in our communities. Councils across the country are working to engage, mobilise and support thousands of volunteers who are kindly giving their time to their communities and neighbours.
COVID-19 employment law FAQs
Workforce FAQs referring to the situation in England and Wales during the coronavirus outbreak.
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