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Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
LGA responds to Covid autumn winter plan
Effective delivery of strategic sites
Effective delivery of strategic sites: a toolkit for planning authorities
LGA responds to Arts Council England's new Delivery Plan
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board responds to Arts Council England’s new Delivery Plan.
Guidance on Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) engagement
Initial expectations for the role of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).
Beyond the roadmap: living with COVID-19, 14 September 2021
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Developing a safe and effective social media presence, 13 September 2021
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Building housing retrofit skills, 15 September 2021
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New report shows how the LGA’s sector support programme is helping to eliminate rough sleeping for good
“Councils acted instantly when the pandemic struck to address the immediate crisis of getting thousands of rough sleepers off the streets to protect them from the spread of coronavirus."
Voice of the sector: supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis
The report highlights what can be achieved when all parts of the public, voluntary and community sectors work together towards a common goal.
Together towards net zero: Graduating the programme
In this latest podcast episode, we’ll be discussing how the partnerships are feeling about graduating the programme and the next steps for their projects. We'll also be catching up with one partner who moved roles during the programme, and what he is up to now.
An alternative approach to conflict resolution in local government, 8 September 2021
LGA responds to NAHT survey on school funding
The long-term funding of schools has become more vital after they have incurred considerable additional costs due to COVID-19, the impacts of which will be with children and young people for years to come.
Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) 2021-2022
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led. Last year, 17 successful projects received money from the programme to promote, facilitate and enhance their role and capacity to meet their local housing need.
LGA responds to social care funding announcement
The Government's social care announcement is an important 'first step', but further clarity is needed on a range of additional crucial issues. In the coming weeks, government needs to work with councils, their partners and those with lived experience, in order to develop a care and support system which is fit for the future.
LGA responds to PAC report into DWP support for employment during the pandemic
"With adequate resourcing and powers and the ability to work in partnership with national government and others at an earlier stage in planning provision, councils can help well-intended but often disconnected national schemes move people into work, and keep businesses recruiting."
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