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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures
Cold weather plan for England
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022
Overview of the toolkit Jo Wall, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships Rachel Toresen-Owuor, Programme Director, Local Partnerships Local Adaptation
Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.
Leadership webinar on time management for councillors, 19 January 2022
Download the presentation from this webinar.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit
"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."
LGA Annual Conference 2022
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place in Harrogate on 28-30 June 2022.
Advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
Health inequalities: Age and gender case studies
The pandemic has had a profound impact across different demographic groups, explore case studies from councils who have worked to try and reduce health inequalities different ages groups face.
LGA submission to Governments consultation on Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in non-domestic buildings off the gas grid
LGA polling in June 2021 found that 73 per cent of respondents most trusted their local councils compared to 17 per cent that most trusted government when it came to local decision making. Based on the results of this polling, government should strongly consider forming a close working relationship with councils, via the LGA, to help facilitate consumers in making the right technical and economic choices.
National Safe and Wellbeing Review Programme December 2021
The National Safe and Wellbeing Review Programme was identified as part of the NHSE response to the Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) that will be undertaken to check the safety and wellbeing of all people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who were in any mental health hospital, learning disability or autism inpatient setting and including people on Section 17 leave funded by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) or provider collaboratives, NHSEi specialist commissioning on 31 October 2021. The reviews are expected to be completed by 31 January 2022.
Reforming revenues - options for the future financing of local government
The LGA commissioned WPI Economics to carry out a review of the current and alternative sources of local government revenue financing and an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses against the principles set out by the LGA: sufficiency, buoyancy, fairness, efficiency of collection, predictability, transparency and incentive.
New stats show ambulance service response times soar for most urgent calls
Template press release on new ambulance service NHS statistics which have been released on 13 January 2022.
LGA submission to Governments consultation on phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid
Councils want to work as partners with central government to tackle climate change and are well-placed to do this as place-shapers, convenors of communities and partners, delivery agents, commissioners and owners of assets. Net zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country and this will require local leadership.
Temporary accommodation: Sector led solutions, Monday 17 January 2022
Introduction to the project Steve Bedser, Managing Director, FD Associates Haringey’s Supported Accommodation Pods Gill Taylor, Strategic Lead for
T Levels support programme
The LGA’s T Level Support Programme is designed to support councils to deliver high quality Industry Placements as part of T Levels. Application for this year’s programme opens on 24 January 2022.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.