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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."
Support for the tourism industry after the COVID-19 lockdown, House of Commons, 10 September 2020
The visitor economy sector has taken one of the biggest financial hits due to COVID-19. Gaps in support packages alongside the absence of the seasonal boost the industry usually sees over the summer means the impact of the pandemic will be felt in the weeks and months to come, with many at risk of closure.
Councils’ Kickstart offer for non-devolved England
Councils have brought real added value to dealing with the economic implications of the crisis.
Third of local areas face secondary school places running out within five years
Up to a third of local areas in England risk being oversubscribed for secondary school places within five years leaving almost 80,000 young people and their families at risk of missing out on a place.
LGA responds to IFS report on childcare provider pressures
"We are calling on the Government to provide an urgent injection of funding to protect childcare providers at risk of closure as a result of the pandemic."
West Midlands Combined Authority: communicating the role of the combined authority
The West Midlands Combined Authority helped raise understanding of the role of the combined authority while meeting the needs of communities.
Liverpool City Region: directly engaging with the public to increase awareness of devolution
Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram has been bringing devolution to local residents through direct engagement activities to help inform priorities for the area.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority: effective employee engagement to drive improved internal communications
Gauging sentiment and implementing ideas suggested by staff at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is proving to be an effective way of driving change and improving how the organisation works.
West of England Combined Authority: embracing digital marketing channels to reach citizens
The West of England Combined Authority embraced digital and social media marketing to raise awareness of their ‘Future Bright’ skills service.
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