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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."
Must know: suicide prevention
Suicide is a major issue for society and a leading cause of years of life lost. There were 5,021 deaths from suicide registered in England in 2018 and for every person who dies at least ten people are affected.
LGA responds to public health grant announcement
Responding to the announcement of councils’ public health grant for 2020/21, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“Council public health teams are working day and night to support national efforts to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. They are doing a fantastic job in extremely challenging and ever-changing circumstances.
LGA responds to government gigabit-speed announcement for new homes
“Digital connectivity is central to thriving communities - with millions of people relying on broadband coverage every day, including businesses and our most vulnerable."
LGA responds to CQC decision to stop inspections
"We respect the CQC’s decision and know it is one made in the best interests of the people who use and work in social care services."
COVID-19: resident support
Information and guidance related to resident support, including household guidance, benefits, volunteering and more.
COVID-19: adult social care and support
Information and guidance related to social care, including commissioning and supporting the provider market, and working collaboratively with health partners.
COVID-19: councillor resources
Coronavirus information and guidance for councillors.
COVID-19: statutory council duties
Information and guidance related to data protection, elections, meetings, parking, procurement and more.
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