Barnsley Council: Partnering to deliver the Household Support Fund
Barnsley Council has worked closely with their voluntary and community sector to deliver the Household Support Fund and have allocated some of the funding directly to community organisations who are developing sustainable approaches to the rising cost of living.
NHS “dental deserts” persist in rural and deprived communities – LGA analysis
New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals a growing number of “dental deserts” across the country with more deprived or rural local authority areas having fewer NHS dentists than those in more affluent urban areas.
Supporting autistic people to flourish at home and beyond – the webinar
In October 2021 LGA CHIP and NDTI delivered a webinar about “Supporting autistic people to flourish at home and beyond by considering and meeting the sensory needs of autistic people in housing.” You can watch the webinar recording and read the answers to questions asked at the webinar.
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
Dorset Council has completed a finance peer challenge with the LGA. The challenge has sought to understand the council’s current position and its approach to financial management, set within the five core themes of the finance peer challenge.
Councils are at the forefront of tackling loneliness and isolation. We have collated different best practice examples including how a library service is keeping people connected and innovative programmes developed to address digital exclusion.
Kirklees Council (KC) prioritises inclusion and the health and wellbeing of their people. With a high proportion of females in the workforce and almost half of those females being of average menopausal age, they recognised the impact that menopause can have on both individuals and the organisation. KC started work in 2018 to create a more supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues approaching or experiencing menopause.
Information on councillor safety from the Conservative Councillors’ Association
At this time, questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives. We wanted to bring to your attention the resources and information available to councillors to support you as you work in your communities.
LGA - Climate emergency: Invest in councils to green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day
“From decarbonising building stock, reducing the number of car journeys and delivering clean energy projects, councils have influence over a third of emissions from their areas and have a pivotal role to play in addressing the climate emergency.”