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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
Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
“Local creative industries can be the cornerstone of recovery for our communities and local economies from the impacts of COVID-19."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 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.
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
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.
LGA responds to Age UK report on self-funders paying for care
“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and councils are doing all they can to protect social care services, despite the impact of the pandemic exacerbating the serious long-term funding and demand pressures facing adult social care."
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