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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

Derbyshire County Council: Funding and promoting access to affordable credit

In 2020, support was agreed from Derbyshire County Council's public health budget to promote access to affordable lending through the provision of a dedicated Service Development Officer and funding targeted at promoting affordable lending.

Case Study

Derbyshire County Council: Funding and promoting access to affordable credit

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: A ‘cash first’ approach to hardship grants

The pandemic and the cost of living resulted in the council recognising the importance of getting hardship funds to struggling households as quickly and effectively as possible. In response, a ‘cash-first’ approach to grant provision has been adopted which involves the prioritisation of cash grants over in-kind support such as food parcels or shopping vouchers.

Case Study

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: A ‘cash first’ approach to hardship grants

LGA Inclusive Language Guide

This Guide outlines principles and tips to support and enable inclusive language within your local government organisation.

LGA Inclusive Language Guide

LGA EEIS+ Consultation Response

The LGA believes the Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing (EEIS+) proposal could form the basis of a useful backup to the requirement for Responsible Persons to identify residents who are unable to self-evacuate and make every reasonable adjustment to ensure that they can do so, through the provision of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan.

LGA EEIS+ Consultation Response