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Coronavirus: information for councils
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LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on mental health services
"We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed-up by funding for councils to spend with local partners such as the voluntary and community sector, on meeting their communities’ mental wellbeing needs."
“We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed-up by funding for councils to spend with local partners."
LGA responds to Carers UK report on need for more support for carers
“We know that caring can place a real strain on carers – emotionally, physically and financially, especially during this pandemic, which is why councils are committed to doing all they can to support them."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: outdoor events guidance
A note bringing together relevant guidance on outdoor events and provides an overview of the current position.
Design in the public sector programme
The Design in Public Sector programme equips councils with design skills and methods to apply to their toughest local climate challenges and most ambitious aspiration or mission.
Climate action: health and social care
How can we ensure that health and social care systems will be resilient with the extra pressures they will come under due to climate change?
Climate action: education and the labour market
How can we promote climate education, diversify the labour market and focus on sectors that are sustainable?
Climate action: planning and housing
How can we act on the need to adapt existing properties and estates to address the impacts of climate change – and to plan for new housing stock which is resilient to these impacts?
Climate action: transport and energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into transport and energy plans?
Climate action: procurement and green finance
Have we reviewed our investment strategy, supply chains and procurement models to give due consideration to climate change impacts?
Climate action: our environment
How can we look after our environment and encourage others to do the same?
Climate action: council plans
How can we adopt a clear and detailed strategic plan, and how is it mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Climate action: leadership and communication
How can we champion climate change work from the top and direct action?
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