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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.
LGA responds to shelter research on private renting parents
Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, responds to research from Shelter showing that nearly one in five (17 per cent) private renting parents – equivalent to 458,000 adults - are now more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
LGA responds to culture funding announcement
“This emergency support for our cultural and creative sectors is positive and a vote of confidence in their contribution to society, our economy, and our standing in the world."
A councillor’s workbook on effective opposition during COVID-19, reset and recovery
This workbook examines effective opposition in local government and focuses on the role that the opposition plays during the COVID-19
pandemic including the reset and recovery phase.
COVID-19 recovery communications
After months working on the COVID-19 response, councils are now moving towards recovery and effective communications will be key.
LGA responds to PAC report on social care during coronavirus
“Social care has been on the frontline throughout this crisis but this report’s conclusions show that those who use, work and volunteer in these vital services were not given as much priority as the NHS from the outset."
LGA responds to cycling and walking measures
“It is councils who know their local areas best, so they should be given the freedom to work with their local communities to get on with planning active travel infrastructure such as cycling schemes."
LGA responds to PACAC report on infrastructure projects
“The Committee is absolutely right to say the Government’s infrastructure projects need to be more responsive to local need, with local support and local input."
Reset, not restart: shaping the future of social care in light of COVID-19, 27 July 2020
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