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Coronavirus: information for councils
COVID-19: good council practice
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‘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
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.
‘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
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.
LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic
“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
Community testing in Kirklees
Kirklees was part of the early wave of areas to put itself forward for community testing.
Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021
LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.
Re-thinking public transport, Tuesday 19 January 2021
View the presentations from this online event.
Kinship Care in Kirklees
Kirklees is a local authority with a large number of children who we support who live with connected carers under a Special Guardian Order (SGO) and our numbers are increasing.
NGDP: next steps
This page will be updated with new entries throughout the application process to help you understand each stage and provide you with useful reading, guidance and case studies from current graduates on the scheme.
Community testing in Redcar and Cleveland
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, working with South Tees public health team, set up a rapid testing centre at a community hub to engage people from a local neighbourhood.
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.
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