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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.
'The relationship and communication between the leader, the chief operating officer, and across to the director of public health is more important than ever'
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader, York City Council
'Clarity of communication is essential'
Cllr Tim Swift, Leader, Calderdale Borough Council
LGA statement: School attendance during lockdown
“It is clear that demand for places is significantly higher during this national lockdown, meaning schools have been placed in the invidious position of balancing safe pupil numbers in school with the higher expectations of the delivery of up to five hours a day of lessons online.”
LGA responds to vaccine delivery plan and first daily uptake figures
“Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic and it is inspiring to see so many volunteers offer their help alongside frontline staff up and down the country."
COVID-19: Top tips for council leaders
Resource for leaders who have experienced intervention followed by negotiations to enter into ‘high’ or ‘very high’ local alert level.
COVID-19: community testing case studies
A series of case studies on community testing.
LGA: Councils respond to COVID-19 community testing expansion
“Local knowledge and expertise has proved vital in combating COVID-19 and councils want to work with the Government to develop testing strategies which contain and reduce the virus in every area of the country, and for every section of our diverse communities."
COVID-19: key practice areas
A selection of up to date, informative case studies that aim to help local authorities as they navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.
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