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COVID-19 communications: Vaccine communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
Reimagining the future of public leisure services, 21 January 2021
Karen Bradford, Chief Executive, South Kesteven District Council Laurie Fergusson, Strategic Service Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Ian
Domestic Abuse Bill Committee Stage House of Lords - 25 and 27 January; 1, 3 and 8 February 2021
The Domestic Abuse 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, whilst also helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
Environment Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, January 2021
We welcome the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we, as a nation, grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment, and tackle the climate emergency. It is vital that we continue to improve air quality, protect against flooding, and ensure our transport, waste and energy policies are environmentally sustainable.
LGA responds to Skills for Jobs white paper
The LGA have commented on a proposed Skills for Jobs White Paper, which aims to reform education post-16
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty report
“This report shows the worrying impact that COVID-19 has had on some of the most vulnerable in our communities and has pushed more people on low incomes into poverty."
Around 450 primary schools’ worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation during lockdown
“Our six-point plan would give councils a better chance of being able to move homeless children into permanent accommodation "
LGA statement: Free school meal food parcels
“Ensuring vulnerable pupils are provided for is a top priority for councils with many delivering high quality food boxes in partnership with schools."
COVID-19 workforce survey research report, week ending 27 November 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
'The communications team in Oldham is also fantastic, creatively using various forums to engage with different social groups in the community'
Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader, Oldham Council
'This is not the time for silo thinking'
Cllr Ian Courts, Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Council
'Going out and talking with public openly and honestly has been beneficial'
Andy Preston, Mayor of Middlesbrough
'The relationship and communication between the leader, the chief operating officer, and across to the director of public health is more important than ever'
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader, York City Council
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