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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."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to school closures announcement
"Today’s decision provides much needed clarity for head teachers, parents and families."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Media
COVID-19 is dominating the news agenda and has been a vital channel for councils to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. Here are just a few examples of how local authorities have been effectively harnessing the power of the media to get their messages across.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to renters support pledge
Responding to the Government pledge to protect renters amid the coronavirus outbreak, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, said:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates
In this unprecedented time, it has never been more important for councils to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders: from residents and businesses to at risk groups and employees. Things are changing hour by hour and with each change comes a new demand for complex communications about COVID-19.
COVID-19: children’s services, education and schools
Information and guidance related to children and young people.
LGA responds to Coronavirus homelessness funding announcement
“Public health, housing and social care teams will continue to work together to identify local solutions for rough sleepers most at risk, but homelessness services remain under huge pressure as a result of rising demand driven by a historic shortage of social housing.”
FAQs on council support for refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied children
This page is a one-stop resource on supporting refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.
Opposition Day Debate: Local government responsibilities for public services, including social care, House of Commons, 18 March 2020
Protecting and supporting communities, including the most vulnerable, remains councils’ top priority. Council staff are working 24 hours a day to help delay the virus, minimise the spread of infection and keep people safe and well. Council colleagues are doing an amazing job in hugely challenging circumstances and we pay the highest tribute to their commitment and dedication.
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