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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
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Debate on promoting tourism in the UK, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
In order to contribute most effectively, councils need earlier involvement in decisions at a national strategic level, and local government should also have representation on longer-term bodies like the Tourism Industry Council.
LGA responds to final extension of Covid Local Support Grant
"This latest continuation of funding will help councils to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship, including being able to provide further targeted help to families entitled to Free School Meals during the summer holiday period. Councils can now plan ahead into the early autumn."
Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
Plymouth Council: community-led action to reduce crime and ASB in North Stonehouse
Sheffield Council: neighbourhood officers helping to reduce ASB for council housing tenants
North Tyneside Council: working with young people to improve their life chances
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on care workforce burnout and resilience
"Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and action is desperately needed for the care workforce including on pay, conditions, professionalisation, skills and training."
Town and City Centre Regeneration: Opportunities and Challenges, 12 May 2021
The LGA hosted a roundtable on the opportunities and challenges of town and city centre regeneration. The purpose of this roundtable was to provide high level thinking from councils around the opportunities for town and city centres as well as the role of councils in facilitating this.
TEDD: The Employer Deal Diagnostic
Whatever sector you are part of and whatever the type of your organisation, having a motivated workforce is key to ensuring high performance and
Welcome events for new councillors
View the latest events and webinars available for new councillors.
Hot weather – information for councils
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
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