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LGA responds to new heat health alert

"Councils are once again urging people to take care, particularly of those who may be more vulnerable to effects of heat. This includes people who may be older or people with heart and respiratory issues."

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Heatwave: LGA responds to Met Office Red Heat Alert

It is not just those who may be more vulnerable who are at risk from these extreme temperatures. Anyone could potentially fall ill if they have not taken adequate precautions.

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Heatwave: Councils urge people to check up on vulnerable as country experiences soaring temperatures

With at least a week of hot weather to come, the LGA, has encouraged people to enjoy the sun safely and to check up on those who may be more vulnerable, including the elderly and those with heart and respiratory problems. 

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Heatwave: bathers warned of drowning risk ahead of scorching temperatures

Casual swimmers should be aware of the risk of drowning when taking a dip in the water during the hot weather, council leaders are warning today. 

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LGA: Councils working to protect communities as Storm Eunice arrives

Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to protect communities as the nation braces itself for Storm Eunice to bring further extreme weather across England.

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Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge

People are being urged by councils to check in on vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives to ensure they are safe with parts of the country set to experience low temperatures.

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LGA responds to announcement of £500 million funding to support vulnerable households over winter

"We want to work quickly with government to clarify the details of the funding, including how it will be distributed and any guidance on how it must be used."

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LGA responds to Covid autumn winter plan

“Councils stand ready to support the NHS in the roll out of a booster vaccination programme, including using their unique local knowledge to help contact and prioritise all those who are eligible."

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‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.

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LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks

"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."