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Letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock from the LGA and ADASS
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 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."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Culture, leisure and libraries
Whilst some services run by councils, including libraries, museums and leisure centres have been forced to close their doors as we tackle COVID-19, that doesn’t mean councils have forgotten the valuable role they play in our daily lives.
Acting as a fourth emergency service, local government is prioritising the most vulnerable to ensure they have the support they need.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to key workers definition
“Across the country, councils and their staff - are on the frontline in the battle against this disease"
COVID-19 - LGA Events Activity Postponements and Cancellations
All LGA events have been postponed / cancelled up to the end of August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: public health
Information and guidance related to public health services, including mental health and isolation.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to social care funding announcement
"This extra funding will be crucial to support the tireless efforts of council social care staff to continue to support and protect people who rely of social care."
LGA responds to Fire Safety Bill
“The LGA has been calling for councils and fire services to be given effective powers and meaningful sanctions to ensure residents are safe – and feel safe - in their homes."
LGA responds to latest homelessness figures
“These figures highlight the extreme pressures homelessness services continue to be under, as a result of rising demand driven by a severe shortage of social housing."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to school closures announcement
"Today’s decision provides much needed clarity for head teachers, parents and families."
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