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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
LGA responds to chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser's coronavirus warning
“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support residents and businesses through this pandemic and keep services running. It is vital they have the resources they need to lead and protect their communities and support the national effort to minimise the impact of the second wave of this deadly virus.”
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Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning
Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
Improving the private rented sector: Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is committed to drive up standards in the private rented sector and make a positive difference to the lives of tenants and landlords.
Improving the private rented sector: Sunderland City Council
Strategies for the private rented sector focus on improving the quality of the stock, tackling unprofessional landlords and improving stock condition of individual properties.
Improving the private rented sector: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke-on-Trent council is highly ambitious and says in its housing strategy that it sees itself as a facilitator of change.
Improving the private rented sector: Oxford City Council
Addressing the issues in the private rented sector is a well-established priority for the city council.
Improving the private rented sector: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
The private rented sector is the major tenure in the borough with over 40 per cent of households (53,000 households). It has more than doubled since 2003.
Improving the private rented sector: Hull City Council
Hull has a large private rented sector with concentrations of up to 80 per cent of the stock on some streets being in that tenure.
Improving the private rented sector: Hartlepool Borough Council
The council plan, which is at the consultation stage, includes commitments to take effective action to tackle poor housing conditions and anti-social behaviour in the private sector as well as a focus on adopting a multi-agency approach in, for instance, the Oxford Street neighbourhood.
Improving the private rented sector: Fenland District Council
Work by housing and police officers in visiting targeted properties, talking with the occupants and assessing the conditions uncovered a range of criminal activity and poor conditions, including exploitation, fraud, sham marriages and human trafficking.
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