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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for everyone including the MP. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
Workforce planning support offer 2021
As part of the MHCLG Improvement grant the LGA is providing up to 25 councils with targeted support on Strategic Workforce Planning in 2021.
NJC COVID-19: general update #3
Employers’ Secretary: Naomi Cooke Address for correspondence: Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 020 7664 3000 info
National Professional Qualifications announcement
The Department of Education (DfE) will be introducing a reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) from September 2021.
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 5 March 2021
This report is part of a series of monthly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement of the next step of the roadmap
“Councils continue to work closely with local businesses to help high streets reopen safely and successfully again from 12 April.”
Bristol City Council: bridging the gap between NHS and community
The council has worked closely with the local community since the start of the vaccination programme to encourage good uptake.
Cornwall: how we set up mass vaccination sites to take pressure off NHS
Cornwall used this winter’s flu vaccination programme, which for the first time involved people aged 50 to 64, to test out the concept of mass vaccination centres.
Somerset County Council: running outreach clinics for the homeless
At the start of the pandemic the council set up a homelessness cell - which led to many rough sleepers being encouraged off the streets and into accommodation.
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