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LGA responds to COVID-19 and flu winter booster vaccination campaign

Commenting on the announcement of a winter vaccination campaign for both COVID-19 and flu, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing said:

“This winter there are two essential vaccines needed to protect yourself and those around you; the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster vaccine.

“Councils and their directors of public health will be doing all they can to work with NHS partners to support the take up of the booster vaccination rollout.

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LGA responds to COVID-19 and flu winter booster vaccination campaign

Housing our ageing population

This report, commissioned by the LGA from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (authors: Ian Copeman and Lois Beech), makes a number of recommendations to government on how we can best meet the needs of people in later life with case studies demonstrating how councils are addressing the housing needs of an ageing population.

Housing our ageing population

Cost of living

The latest news and best practice related to local government and cost of living.

Cost of living

Cost of living hub

Councils and local partners have delivered remarkable services and support to protect their residents against higher costs, targeting help at those facing the most complex challenges. This hub is designed to share best practice and help councils support their residents through this difficult time.

Cost of living hub

Norfolk: Tackling obesity among pregnant women and new mothers

Norfolk County Council has worked with a voluntary sector group to run a project aimed at tackling obesity among pregnant women and new mothers. It is a bottom-up community-driven approach which has seen women in one of the county’s most deprived areas given training to help create sustainable change.

Case Study

Norfolk: Tackling obesity among pregnant women and new mothers

LGA responds to ONS figures on excess deaths

"These figures act as a truly tragic reminder of how many people, including those who are older and vulnerable, have lost their lives during the pandemic, leaving behind family and friends in mourning."

LGA responds to ONS figures on excess deaths

Surrey: Embedding substance use workers at women's support centre

A partnership between Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council’s Women’s Support Centre is ensuring women who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system get the support they need for drug and alcohol problems.  

Surrey: Embedding substance use workers at women's support centre

Kingston: Helping survivors of domestic abuse violence and abuse

The London borough of Kingston has worked with local partners to set up the Kingston Women’s Hub to help women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Alongside crisis support, it offers a holistic range of individual and community support to help women thrive.

Kingston: Helping survivors of domestic abuse violence and abuse