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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
LGA: water safety vital as accidental drownings peak in summer holidays
Children and young people need to be made more aware of the dangers of swimming in open water as the summer holidays get underway.
Improving the private rented sector: case studies
We strongly believe that case studies can help stimulate discussion about the options for tackling the problems in the private rented sector that will improve the health and well-being of tenants.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Living with COVID-19: local clusters and outbreak control
As this next phase of the pandemic develops, it has become increasingly clear that local government will play a pivotal role in controlling the spread of the virus through effective local cluster and outbreak control.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Community engagement and local democracy
During the COVID-19 crisis, local authorities engaged with their communities at an unprecedented level.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Useful links
Guides, resources and further information
COVID-19 recovery communications: Working with partners
One positive side effect of the current COVID-19 crisis has been a renewed energy, purpose and commitment to partnership working.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Developing your strategy internally
How to engage members, senior staff and other colleagues.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Insight
During uncertain times, insight and an understanding of your residents’ hopes, fears and priorities is vital.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Prioritisation
As we move towards recovery and planning, it is important that councils prioritise their communications activity.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Channels
Channels and the way we access and use them is continually changing. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important choosing the right channel for your communications is.
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