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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 30 - October 2021

The LGA measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the thirtieth round of polling conducted in October 2021.

Working in partnership. How councils can work with the voluntary sector to increase civic participation.

Working in partnership: How councils can work with the voluntary and community sector to increase civic participation?

Local democracy is strongest when there are high levels of civic representation, where citizens voices are heard and taken into account in local decision-making. However, not all individuals in society feel they can participate equally in the civic arena. This research focuses on how councils can work with their local voluntary and community sector to improve civic participation of underrepresented groups.

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Mapping Support and Liability for Economically Vulnerable Households

This report sets out the key mechanisms in place at both national and local levels to support economically vulnerable households through the COVID-19 crisis, and present modelling results of the potential impact of the removal of these support mechanisms.

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The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households

This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.

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Delivering the Armed Forces Covenant locally

The Local Government Association commissioned Shared Intelligence to pull together ten case studies of projects supported by the Covenant Fund. This report presents the results of that research.

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Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty

This study has looked at how 10 councils have been reviewing their approaches so that they can better target their resources on those in greatest need.

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One community: A guide to effective partnership working between principal and local councils

This Local Government Association and National Association of Local Councils guide sets out how principal and local councils can work more effectively in partnership.

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Resettling refugees: support after the first year - a guide for local authorities

A guide for local authorities who are planning and developing their programme of support to resettled clients on the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme that have been in the UK for more than a year.

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Homelessness Reduction Act (Get in on the Act)

The Act sets out new duties on English local authorities with the aim of preventing homelessness.

Future funding outlook for councils 2019/20 – interim 2015 report

Councils are continuing to balance their budgets and fulfil their statutory obligations as well as delivering a range of services to promote growth and community cohesion. Each year they close the funding gap in the face of funding cuts and expenditure pressures.

Build back local

Valuing and understanding local difference is what will truly enable us to level up.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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