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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."
COVID-19: information for council adult social care commissioners
Useful information during the corona virus outbreak.
Information and guidance related to asylum and migration, community cohesion, religious groups and other communities.
Information and guidance related to critical and non-critical workers, employee wellbeing and more.
LGA responds to local elections delay
"The swift decision is very helpful. Councils will now continue to put all of their efforts into supporting their local communities as the nation tackles COVID-19.”
Social care provider resilience during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners
Shared guidance to local authority commissioners from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA).
Annual Fire Conference, 10-11 March 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
LGA comments ahead of Commons debate on cost of school uniform
“People should never be in a position where they are worried about applying to the best school for their child because they’re worried about the cost of the uniform."
LGA responds to planning proposals
“Yesterday’s funding announced in the Budget for the Affordable Homes Programme was a positive step, and confirmation of the Housing Infrastructure Fund will help build new homes."
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