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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
Hot weather – information for councils
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on Serious Violence Reduction Orders, 6 November 2020
Investing in early intervention and prevention initiatives is vital, in order to help prevent serious violent crime, and knife crime. The Youth Endowment Fund is a welcome investment in youth diversionary schemes, but it cannot replace core local government funding in youth services.
Care Technology Support Programme
We have partnered with Rethink Partners to help us deliver a range of connected opportunities that will support councils to create momentum and new ways of thinking about care technology.
LGA responds to Age UK report calling for care staff pay rise
"The upcoming Spending Review must provide councils with the extra funding they need to help shore up social care ahead of winter and get through the second wave of COVID-19, while also using this as the basis for future reform of social care to place it on a long-term, sustainable footing.”
'We've regrouped and will beat this second wave'
Rachel Flowers, Director of Public Health, The London Borough of Croydon
Social Care Digital Innovation – Sharing the learning, Tuesday 3 November 2.00PM
London Borough of Southwark – Safe Steps falls assessment and prevention Jamie Penston-Raja, Digital Project Manager, London Borough of Southwark
Getting media coverage in Worthing
Worthing Liberal Democrats have gained a reputation for their local campaigning. This regularly features trademark pictures of their Councillors pointing at an offending item.
Environmental Health Together - Resource List
LGA: Devolve National Citizen Service funding to local youth services
“Youth services have a vital role to play in providing young people with safe spaces to go and trusted relationships with adults who can help them make positive life choices and avoid being drawn into negative situations during and after the pandemic."
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