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Debate on the Economic Affairs Committee report into social care funding, House of Lords, 28 January 2021
Adult social care and support is a vital service in its own right. It helps people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. It binds our communities, helps sustain the NHS and provides essential economic value to our country. Too often health and social care are set on unequal footings, with the latter viewed (sometimes solely) in terms of the role it can play in supporting the former.
‘It’s a constant juggle – I had areas in three different tiers at same time’
An interview with Simon Bryant, Director of Public Health, Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council
LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic
“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
LGA responds to call to protect people sleeping rough this winter
"Councils will do everything they can to get rough sleepers off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation, to protect them from the spread of coronavirus."
LGA responds to PHE report on voluntary sugar reduction
"It is vital that councils are able to decide how the hundreds of millions of pounds raised from the levy is invested, to ensure that our children get the greatest start in life."
Essex County Council: Keeping security personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
Essex Resilience Forum identified issues of concern to communities and developed effective communications between communities and the public services leading the pandemic response.
Transcript - Councillor Janet Duncton, Chairman of West Sussex County Council and Member for Petworth
I value being able to tell people what we do that’s good in the county. I value listening to the people of the county.
Islington Council - Tackling gum litter in known hotspots
In January 2017 and from September 2019, Islington Council have partnered with social enterprise Behaviour Change to pilot innovative new signage, funded by Mars Wrigley, to help tackle the issue of littered gum in known hotspots such as shopping centres, train stations and transport hubs.
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: communicating local restrictions
Following the easing of the national lockdown, Blackburn with Darwen became an area of intervention before other parts of north England. With the situation changing weekly, communications is challenging.
Surrey County Council: Living with COVID-19
Surrey County Council found itself in unknown territory when the first UK-transmitted case was identified in the county in February 2020.
LGA - Thousands of affordable home would have been lost under planning reforms
Communities could have missed out on nearly 30,000 affordable homes in the past five years if proposed government planning reforms were in place, new analysis by the LGA reveals today.
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