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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA - Restore £1.7 billion early intervention funding...
A child-centred recovery – where all young people can thrive
LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection
Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.
Black History Month briefing, House of Commons, 20 October 2020
At the LGA we will be helping to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of black Britons by sharing councillor perspectives on the importance of Black History Month and the vital contributions of black councillors to our local communities.
Climate action: energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into energy plans?
Building a better railway for the future – webinar, 16 October 2020
Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director (Wales, West & FNPO), Network Rail Jools Townsend, Chief Executive, Community Rail Network
LGA responds to NAO broadband roll-out report
"The Government should use the upcoming Spending Review as an opportunity to empower councils to place a local digital champion in every local area to help facilitate delivery and support providers to install gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as possible."
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
“The unequal impact of COVID-19 on people using and working in social care needs to be addressed as part of future reforms, as well as building on the importance of closer working and local approaches."
The case for council engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Many councils across the UK are already actively engaged in and progressing their plans to implement the SDGs.
UN SDG: Background
Though the public health crisis is not over, we also face a period of economic uncertainty. COVID-19 has exposed the existing socio-economic
UN Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Councils
All of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have targets that are directly or indirectly related to the daily work of local and regional governments.
Estimates Day, Department for Education - House of Commons, 7 July 2020
Councils are concerned about additional vulnerabilities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes more families living in poverty; mental health issues amongst both children and parents; increasing domestic abuse; and increasing substance misuse issues.
LGA responds to Government's arts funding announcement
“It is great that the Government has recognised the importance of culture to the social fabric of our nation by announcing this funding which will be a lifeline to many theatres, galleries and museums which have been severely impacted by coronavirus."
Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network
The LGA’s Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network is designed to bring together elected representatives who are responsible for diversity and inclusion issues on their fire and rescue authorities to develop skills to challenge their services to improve in this area.
Terms of reference of the LGA Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champion Network (the “Network”)
Vision for the service
To create a fully inclusive and diverse fire and rescue service where the workforce reflects the community it serves, where
Supporting employees on domestic abuse
We have resources for local authorities to support those employees who they know, or fear, may be experiencing domestic abuse.
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