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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 announcement of ten further mass vaccination centres opening in England
“Rolling out a vaccine to tens of millions of people is a monumental task, so it is hugely encouraging to see the daily progress on rolling out the vaccine, and councils are in a strong position to support this, working with local health partners using their local knowledge to help ensure our most vulnerable residents are vaccinated as soon as possible.”
LGA Workforce round-up re schools - 8 January 2021
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 4 January 2021:
Community testing in Kirklees
Kirklees was part of the early wave of areas to put itself forward for community testing.
Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021
LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.
Re-thinking public transport, Tuesday 19 January 2021
View the presentations from this online event.
Kinship Care in Kirlees
Kirklees is a local authority with a large number of children who we support who live with connected carers under a Special Guardian Order (SGO) and our numbers are increasing.
NGDP: next steps
This page will be updated with new entries throughout the application process to help you understand each stage and provide you with useful reading, guidance and case studies from current graduates on the scheme.
Community testing in Redcar and Cleveland
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, working with South Tees public health team, set up a rapid testing centre at a community hub to engage people from a local neighbourhood.
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