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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.
Local planning authorities: next steps
As the national voice for local government, the LGA is calling for councils to have the tools, powers and flexibilities required to plan for and
LGA responds to Children's Society report
“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to invest in preventative, universal and early help services so children, young people and families receive the practical, emotional, educational and mental health support they need, as soon as they need it.”
Local planning authorities: recommended proposals for incentives, powers and flexibilities
This page lists the specific policy and fiscal interventions the LGA would consider would provide support for a post pandemic recovery and a long-term resilience approach for planning.
Vast majority of councils say sector-led improvement is right approach
The vast majority of councils say that the LGA’s sector-led improvement is the right approach, according to an independent report.
An Independent Evaluation of Sector-Led Improvement in Local Government
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the complete SLI programme, delivered by the LGA.
Evaluation of the LGA Sector Led Improvement programme for Children’s Services
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the Children’s Services SLI Programme delivered by the LGA.
Sector-led improvement: reviews
The vast majority of councils say that the SLI is the right approach to improvement within local government.
LGA responds to health foundation report on social care during coronavirus
Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and this needs to be backed up by a genuine, long-term and sustainable funding settlement for adult social care, which we have been calling for long before the current crisis.
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