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LGA: In remembrance of the 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19
“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”
LGA responds to Sport England's Uniting the Movement strategy
“Councils are working hard to try and ensure sport and leisure facilities are available once national restrictions are eased and will have a key role to play in realising this Strategy’s ambitions.”
‘We had a recipe for something really bad – we had to get on front foot’
An interview with Dr Debbie Chase, Interim Director of Public Health, Southampton City Council
‘It’s a constant juggle – I had areas in three different tiers at same time’
An interview with Simon Bryant, Director of Public Health, Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council
Debate on the Economic Affairs Committee report into social care funding, House of Lords, 28 January 2021
Adult social care and support is a vital service in its own right. It helps people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. It binds our communities, helps sustain the NHS and provides essential economic value to our country. Too often health and social care are set on unequal footings, with the latter viewed (sometimes solely) in terms of the role it can play in supporting the former.
LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
Community testing in Calderdale
Calderdale started piloting the use of lateral flow tests in education settings at the start of December.
Community testing in Wirral
Wirral’s Community Testing case study provides an overview of the significant local achievement to mobilise four Community Testing sites within a week, helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 within the Borough.
LGA responds to Lords report on healthy ageing
“Public health funding for councils has reduced by £700 million over the last five years. If we are to build back better post-pandemic and achieve longer, healthier life expectancy for all, we need the right funding now to put in the extra preventative measures to make that happen.”
LGA responds to coalition call for government planning rethink
“To ensure a successful recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, communities need stability and certainty in planning. This can only be achieved through a locally-led, well-resourced planning system where communities have a proper say over developments in their local area."
LGA responds to Education Secretary’s independent review of children’s social care
“Every child deserves a safe and happy childhood in which they are loved and supported to reach their full potential"
LGA responds to Sport England Children and Young People Survey
“The survey results are concerning, and highlight the importance of helping children to be active during this period to support their physical and mental wellbeing. Councils are working hard to keep parks and green spaces open and available for this, and by implementing active travel routes to support safe cycling and walking.”
Current Government job incentive schemes & opportunities
This page provides a list of current Government job incentive schemes & opportunities available to councils.
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill House of Lords, Second Reading 18 January 2021
We support the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill which seeks to provide 100 per cent business rates relief for standalone public lavatories in England and Wales. This includes publicly and privately owned, free to use and charging for entry lavatories.
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