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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance
Park closures guidance: LGA response
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Minister park closures guidance
"Councils want to keep parks open, but people need to follow the social distancing advice."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to food voucher extension to cover Easter holidays
“We are pleased that the Government has listened to our call to extend the food voucher scheme to cover the Easter holidays."
Public mental health and wellbeing and COVID-19
A joint LGA/ADPH briefing for Directors of Public Health about the public mental health and wellbeing issues arising from COVID-19.
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The coronavirus outbreak has come with a tidal wave of communications, fears, behaviours, new ways of working and mental health matters that many of
LGA responds to new coronavirus measures to protect people at highest risk
"We are ready to coordinate and lead local partners in each community to ensure that there is support for our most vulnerable residents"
Rise in coronavirus fraudsters offering support to elderly for cash upfront
"Councils will do everything in their power to prosecute fraudsters and seek the toughest penalties for criminals taking advantage in this despicable way."
LGA responds to Coronavirus welfare funding boost
Cllr Richard Watts responds to plans by the Chancellor to invest £7 billion into the welfare system.
Acting as a fourth emergency service, local government is prioritising the most vulnerable to ensure they have the support they need.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to key workers definition
“Across the country, councils and their staff - are on the frontline in the battle against this disease"
COVID-19 - LGA Events Activity Postponements and Cancellations
All LGA events have been postponed / cancelled up to the end of August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: public health
Information and guidance related to public health services, including mental health and isolation.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to social care funding announcement
"This extra funding will be crucial to support the tireless efforts of council social care staff to continue to support and protect people who rely of social care."
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