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Coronavirus: information for councils
Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’
Letter to the Chancellor on adult social care reform
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
How well do you know your microbusinesses?
LGA responds to £17 million funding to improve mental health in schools
Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board responds to government announcing a further £17 million to improve mental health and support in schools and colleges.
Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis
The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.
Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake
The overall objective of this material is to serve as a resource for councils that are working to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake; show how behavioural insights (BI) can be applied to specific challenges related to vaccine uptake; and provide support for councils that are interested in applying more advanced BI methods, tools, and techniques.
Councils spearheading national climate change effort
To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.
Transforming responses to economic abuse, 21 April 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
A Principles Based Approach to Social Value and Commissioning and Procurement
Social Value UK are the National Network for social value in the UK of Social Value International, the global social value movement, and the professional body for Social Value and SROI Practitioners. SVUK advocates for a principles based approach to accounting for and managing social value.
The London Borough of Havering: Using the COM-B framework to develop a vaccine take up strategy
Adopted a systematic approach to encourage vaccine take up.
Hampshire County Council: Worked with the University of Southampton on rapid targeting of audiences
Creating a rapid segmentation tool to target communications.
Remote council meetings temperature check 2021
In order to understand how councils made use of these powers and their views as to how such powers might be used in the future, the Local Government Association conducted a ‘temperature check’ of councils in England. The findings of the research were also intended to contribute to an MHCLG call for evidence on the matter.
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