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LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on mental health services
"We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed-up by funding for councils to spend with local partners such as the voluntary and community sector, on meeting their communities’ mental wellbeing needs."
“We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed-up by funding for councils to spend with local partners."
LGA responds to Carers UK report on need for more support for carers
“We know that caring can place a real strain on carers – emotionally, physically and financially, especially during this pandemic, which is why councils are committed to doing all they can to support them."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: outdoor events guidance
A note bringing together relevant guidance on outdoor events and provides an overview of the current position.
Design in the public sector programme
The Design in Public Sector programme equips councils with design skills and methods to apply to their toughest local climate challenges and most ambitious aspiration or mission.
Improving the private rented sector: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Stoke-on-Trent council is highly ambitious and says in its housing strategy that it sees itself as a facilitator of change.
Improving the private rented sector: Oxford City Council
Addressing the issues in the private rented sector is a well-established priority for the city council.
Improving the private rented sector: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
The private rented sector is the major tenure in the borough with over 40 per cent of households (53,000 households). It has more than doubled since 2003.
Improving the private rented sector: Hull City Council
Hull has a large private rented sector with concentrations of up to 80 per cent of the stock on some streets being in that tenure.
Improving the private rented sector: Hartlepool Borough Council
The council plan, which is at the consultation stage, includes commitments to take effective action to tackle poor housing conditions and anti-social behaviour in the private sector as well as a focus on adopting a multi-agency approach in, for instance, the Oxford Street neighbourhood.
Improving the private rented sector: Fenland District Council
Work by housing and police officers in visiting targeted properties, talking with the occupants and assessing the conditions uncovered a range of criminal activity and poor conditions, including exploitation, fraud, sham marriages and human trafficking.
Improving the private rented sector: Derby City Council
The overall focus of the council’s policy is to improve the health and well-being of tenants in the private rented stock, as well as tackling the issues of poverty and deprivation faced by communities.
Improving the private rented sector: Coventry City Council
The current housing and homelessness strategy (2019-2024) has as one its four core themes ‘improving the use of existing homes’.
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