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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 Fire Safety Bill
“The LGA has been calling for councils and fire services to be given effective powers and meaningful sanctions to ensure residents are safe – and feel safe - in their homes."
LGA responds to latest homelessness figures
“These figures highlight the extreme pressures homelessness services continue to be under, as a result of rising demand driven by a severe shortage of social housing."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to school closures announcement
"Today’s decision provides much needed clarity for head teachers, parents and families."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Media
COVID-19 is dominating the news agenda and has been a vital channel for councils to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. Here are just a few examples of how local authorities have been effectively harnessing the power of the media to get their messages across.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to renters support pledge
Responding to the Government pledge to protect renters amid the coronavirus outbreak, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, said:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates
In this unprecedented time, it has never been more important for councils to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders: from residents and businesses to at risk groups and employees. Things are changing hour by hour and with each change comes a new demand for complex communications about COVID-19.
COVID-19: children’s services, education and schools
Information and guidance related to children and young people.
LGA responds to Coronavirus homelessness funding announcement
“Public health, housing and social care teams will continue to work together to identify local solutions for rough sleepers most at risk, but homelessness services remain under huge pressure as a result of rising demand driven by a historic shortage of social housing.”
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