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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund Grant Conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
Coronavirus: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
"Councils will need further funding and financial flexibilities in the weeks and months ahead to meet ongoing COVID-19 pressures and to keep services running normally."
LGA responds to Children's Society report on financial hardship
Responding to the Children’s Society report which found long-term and sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families, especially those affected by coronavirus, with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, said:
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
A regional approach to assessing the risk of market failure
The East Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Network group commissioned a project on how to assess the risk of market failure at a regional and sub-regional level. This project was based on the premise that early communication between authorities can enable interventions to prevent market failure, or help manage the impact of any failure. The project was supported by the LGA through the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP).
LGA - Over 13,500 affordable homes lost through office conversions
The LGA said councils want to work with the Government to tackle the housing shortage and ensure new housing meets the needs of communities. As part of this, it is calling on permitted development rules to be scrapped and local communities to be allowed to have a vital say on new developments in their area.
LGA on social media
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LGA responds to Education Policy Institute report on children's mental health services
"This report reinforces the need to do more nationally to improve children’s mental health services and develop a system that says yes to children when they ask for or need help."
Mobile network operators 'marking their own homework', LGA warns
Across the country, local government is working on behalf of residents to hold mobile network operators to account on their coverage commitments. Yet some are finding that where coverage is supposedly fast and reliable, users have frequently reported being unable to make phone calls or get online.
New look first magazine is now online
Did you know that first magazine is available in an online format? Take a look around and let us know what you think of its new design. The pdf is still available to download and you can now also subscribe to an email alert so that you never miss new content.
LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman Housing Benefit Report
“The report highlights some important learning for councils and government to take forward to improve fairness and accuracy within the benefits system."
COVID-19: adult social care and support | test
Information and guidance related to social care, including commissioning and supporting the provider market, and working collaboratively with health partners.
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