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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 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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Care England report on provider funding
“As the focus shifts from hospitals to social care we need to do all we can to shield people in care homes and those receiving care in their own homes."
Coronavirus: LGA urges clarity on relaxation of special needs duties
School closures, staff sickness and coronavirus demand on resources has left many councils struggling to provide support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the Local Government Association says today.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to mobile testing unit announcement
“With greater capacity to deliver more tests, the Government should prioritise those at most risk, including staff who work in care homes and support the most vulnerable."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on vulnerable children
“Referrals to children’s social care have fallen by more than half in many areas and councils continue to work closely with local partners and communities to identify children who may be at risk."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Communities Secretary praise for councils on keeping parks and green spaces open
“Councils know that visiting a park can have a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing during this difficult time."
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Domestic Abuse Bill: Second Reading, House of Commons, 28 April 2020
It is important to acknowledge that the coronavirus outbreak is a particularly worrying time for victims of domestic abuse. In particular, the social-distancing measures required could have a serious effect on domestic abuse victims and increase exposure to those perpetrating the crime.
LGA responds to childcare funding flexibility
“Councils are extremely concerned about the financial viability of early years providers, many of whom are operating at a loss in order to provide vital childcare for our critical workers and most vulnerable children."
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