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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
“Local creative industries can be the cornerstone of recovery for our communities and local economies from the impacts of COVID-19."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on social housing
“Housing must be a central part of the national recovery from coronavirus. Now is the time for a genuine renaissance in council house-building that reduces homelessness, gets rough sleepers off the streets for good, supports people’s wellbeing and is climate-friendly.”
Councils respond to obesity strategy
“Cost-effective prevention work by councils is critical to reducing the risk of people having their lives shortened by obesity-related conditions and tackling the stark health inequalities so ruthlessly exposed by this pandemic."
Alcohol and COVID-19: tackling problem drinking after lockdown, 27 July 2020
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The impact of COVID-19 on culture, leisure tourism and sport
From the beginning of lockdown, it was apparent that COVID-19 would have a significant
impact on the culture, leisure, tourism and sport sectors. To gain a better understanding of
this impact, the Local Government Association (LGA) undertook a series of interviews with
senior council officers for culture and leisure between April and June 2020.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Internal communications
As local authorities move to recovery phase and develop a “new normal” for working, they will be faced with several internal communications challenges.
Supporting the development of babies and young children during the COVID-19 outbreak - 23 July 2020
Reflections on responding to COVID-19 Maura Appleby, Principal Lead (Health) Stockport Family, Stockport Foundation Trust Health visiting during COVID
COVID-19 recovery communications: place leadership
Recovery and renewal needs place-led leadership and collaborative action.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Living with COVID-19: local clusters and outbreak control
As this next phase of the pandemic develops, it has become increasingly clear that local government will play a pivotal role in controlling the spread of the virus through effective local cluster and outbreak control.
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