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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Resumption of live sport - brief guidance note
This note provides a brief overview of councils’ regulatory responsibilities where there is a relevant sports ground in their area, to assist senior officers and members in seeking assurance on this issue. More detailed guidance for operational leads has been developed by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).
Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19
The purpose of this document is to provide councils and their community and voluntary sector partners with a briefing on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Every death from this dreadful disease is a personal tragedy and our thoughts go out to those family and friends in mourning."
LGA green webinars
The LGA is delivering a green webinar series.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
Climate emergency conference, 22 January 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
LGA responds to OFSTED annual report
Cllr Judith Blake responds to OFSTED's annual report on the overall quality of education and care in England
January blog: Return to Social Work programme
The LGA has teamed up with the Government Equalities Office to reignite the Return to Social Work programme following its success in 2017.
LGA responds to Prince's Trust report into 'looming skills crisis'
“Improving the mismatch between the skills employers need and the support and training being offered to jobseekers is vital to tackle a host of other challenges our country faces, from health and social care to housing."
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