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Coronavirus: information for councils
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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: Bristol City Council
The private rented sector has grown considerably over the last two decades and following a stock modelling survey undertaken by the Building Research Establishment, accounts for approximately 29 per cent of the stock (over 58,000 properties).
Improving the private rented sector: Boston Borough Council
Boston Borough Council has long worked closely with its neighbouring districts and the county council.
LGA responds to publication of NHS People Plan 2020/21
“It is vital that councils are given a key role in coordinating the health and care system, now and in the future. Social care needs to be given parity of esteem with the NHS and any plans to improve pay and rewards to help drive recruitment should focus equally on both."
Improving the private rented sector: Blackpool Borough Council
Given the complexity and depth of the problems it faces, Blackpool council takes a multi-faceted approach to the private rented sector.
1,400 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils
“Government needs to ensure councils are properly funded in the long-term to tackle modern slavery and support its victims, as well as creating a future-proof NRM system able to support the growing numbers of victims we are seeing."
Local planning authorities: developing a recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
As we move towards recovery, we need to ‘re-think local’.
LGA responds to EFRA Committee on COVID-19 and food supply
“The economic impacts of coronavirus are likely to be felt in many households for some time to come, and it is vital that we continue to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food."
Local planning authorities: proposed changes to the planning system
In the wake of COVID-19, now is the time to strengthen our existing planning system, rather than destabilise it.
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