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Letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock from the LGA and ADASS
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus support funding reaching businesses – LGA statement
“Councils are leading local efforts to support businesses as they try and cope with the coronavirus outbreak."
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2020
Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector
It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“Councils work closely with these organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents through physical activity, and want to ensure that local communities have activities to return to when this crisis is over. "
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice
The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Community support
The way our local communities are organised has been fundamentally impacted by COVID-19. Local authorities and community organisations are working around the clock to ensure that residents can access the local support that they need in a way that is suitable for them.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Volunteers
COVID-19 has impacted the way we live our lives and are able to go out in our communities. Councils across the country are working to engage, mobilise and support thousands of volunteers who are kindly giving their time to their communities and neighbours.
COVID-19 employment law FAQs
Workforce FAQs referring to the situation in England and Wales during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: contact the LGA
We are here to support your council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Information and guidance related to communications with residents, stakeholders and staff.
LGA responds to new coronavirus measures to protect people at highest risk
"We are ready to coordinate and lead local partners in each community to ensure that there is support for our most vulnerable residents"
Rise in coronavirus fraudsters offering support to elderly for cash upfront
"Councils will do everything in their power to prosecute fraudsters and seek the toughest penalties for criminals taking advantage in this despicable way."
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