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Apply now: Design in the public sector programme 2020
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
'I felt personally responsible when we had a local outbreak'
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Warwickshire County Council.
'The community are our eyes and ears'
Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, Walsall Council.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We ended up the 'guinea pigs' for test and trace
Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health, North Somerset Council.
‘The challenges have come thick and fast – and will continue to do so’
Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Meat factory outbreak 'taught us a lot'
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Simon Clarke MP | 3 July 2020
Hear from Simon Clarke MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government and Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader, LGA Conservative Group and Vice-Chairman, LGA.
LGA Research Report - COVID-19 Workforce Survey - 1 July 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
Good Practice Guide: Delivering Financial Hardship Support Schemes
Councils have put in place a range of support to alleviate financial hardship and support economically vulnerable households.
LGA responds to the Government’s return to school plan
"Councils want all children to return to school to continue with their education and we also want to work with the Government, education leaders and schools to make sure the national effort is a success."
Case study: Herefordshire Council - planning for recovery
We had just stepped out of emergency response mode when COVID-19 hit. As the flooding subsided and COVID-19 spread, Herefordshire Council took an early decision to relocate all staff out of its offices.
LGA responds to COVID-19 council funding package
“The further £500 million extra funding to help councils meet extra COVID-19 costs pressures is helpful but, in the context of the funding gap councils still face, substantial additional funding will be needed and we await further details on how this money will be distributed."
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP | 2 July 2020
Hear from Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader, LGA Conservative Group and LGA Vice-Chairman.
LGA responds to BPPA statement on reopening of pubs
“It is up to individuals and businesses to make sure they act responsibly and safely, including maintaining social distancing. Councils will be working with police, businesses and other partners to ensure existing and new requirements are complied with."
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