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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.
Helping people with daily travel with digital maps
Plan Ahead is a map designed to help residents travel in their daily lives and overcome anxieties or accessibility issues they face. The solution is an easy-to-read, use and follow map with navigation aids, such as pictures of landmarks.
Improving hydration for care home residents
Preventing dehydration in care homes for older people is a pressing concern for the social care sector, as it can lead to unnecessary hospital admissions and functional decline for residents.
Giving adults with learning disabilities more independence through online resources
TECHKNOW is an online resource for adults with learning disabilities and carers, find technology to help them be more independent.
LGA submission to DEFRA's call for evidence: Local factors in managing flood and coastal erosion risk and Property Flood Resilience 29 March 2021
Councils are well placed to lead a local approach to flood defence, using their local knowledge to ensure that money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs
LGA responds to Children’s Society report on EU settlement scheme
"Vulnerable groups unable to complete the EU Settlement Scheme may be given some flexibility and it will be important to identify well in advance those who may need support to access the scheme after the deadline."
LGA responds to 2021 AIA ALARM Survey
"Despite the pandemic, councils have been working hard to repair our roads, fixing a pothole every 19 seconds as well as supporting an increase in cycling infrastructure through temporary road measures."
LGA responds to launch of Office for Health Promotion
"Everyone agrees that prevention is better than cure. Any move to help make our residents be happier and healthier is encouraging and councils look forward to working with the new Office for Health Promotion."
Early Career Framework Reforms
The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will be rolled out nationally in September 2021. The reforms are part of the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers.
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