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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
LGA: water safety vital as accidental drownings peak in summer holidays
Children and young people need to be made more aware of the dangers of swimming in open water as the summer holidays get underway.
Improving the private rented sector: case studies
We strongly believe that case studies can help stimulate discussion about the options for tackling the problems in the private rented sector that will improve the health and well-being of tenants.
North Devon District Council - Affordable housing supply
The council has anecdotal evidence of a growing group of people with restricted access to current affordable housing. It felt that some of this group is becoming ineligible for housing due to a range of sometimes complex issues and are often displaced as homeless or forced to live in poor quality private accommodation.
Working together for effective outcomes from safeguarding concerns - Birmingham, 29 November
Presentations for this event are available here.
Spelthorne Borough Council - Increasing the supply of affordable housing
Spelthorne Borough Council (SBC) faces a range of interrelated housing challenges in its area, including affordability, housing supply (particularly affordable housing), meeting local housing need particularly for those in temporary accommodation, and empty homes.
Cllr Nick Forbes post-election message to Labour councillors: December 2019
I am writing to you as Labour’s leader in local government to offer a special thank you for your huge efforts in last week’s election. Councillors are
Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal
The briefing is aimed at front line practitioners and operational managers in all organisations that have a role in safeguarding adults. It is aimed at leaders at all levels and local councillors. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.
Corporate Peer Challenge feedback survey 2018-19
This report explores the views of councils in receipt of a corporate peer challenge during 2018/19.
Corporate peer challenge impact survey 2018-19
This report considers the lasting impact of corporate peer challenge on councils that took part during 2017/18.
Working together for effective outcomes from safeguarding concerns - London, 28 November 2019
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