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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
Debate on promoting tourism in the UK, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
In order to contribute most effectively, councils need earlier involvement in decisions at a national strategic level, and local government should also have representation on longer-term bodies like the Tourism Industry Council.
LGA responds to final extension of Covid Local Support Grant
"This latest continuation of funding will help councils to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship, including being able to provide further targeted help to families entitled to Free School Meals during the summer holiday period. Councils can now plan ahead into the early autumn."
Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
LGA responds to independent review of children’s social care
“We support the ambition of the independent review of children’s social care to make sure children, including those in care, grow up in loving, stable and safe environments.
LGA responds to mandatory vaccinations for workers in care homes
Cllr David Fothergill responds to the Government’s decision to make vaccination a condition of deployment for anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care.
Newly elected councillor event, 11 June 2021
Download the presentations and access resources for newly elected councillors.
Unauthorised encampments: Sharing best practice and lessons learned, 15 June 2021
Download presentations from the Cheshire and Warrington Traveller Team and the Multi Agency Traveller Unit, Leicestershire Police.
Digital connectivity webinar, Wednesday 16 June 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
LGA: Local leadership crucial in climate change challenge
“By working in partnership with government, councils can continue to shape their local areas to help achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.”
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on the adult social care market
“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and as this report reiterates, action is urgently needed for the care workforce including on pay, conditions, professionalisation, skills and training."
Leading & Learning – creating green jobs: Managing Change & Influencing Webinar
We ran the Managing Change & Influencing Webinar on April 14 2021. We used various frameworks including John Kotter’s eight steps for transformation
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