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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

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA

The Government’s approach to give local Employer Representative Bodies a lead role in articulating their skills need in Local Skills Improvement Plans is a step in the right direction. However, the wide-ranging role of local government – councils and MCAs/GLA – in supporting this process is missing from the Act and statutory guidance.

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA

Scarborough Borough Council: HVO fleet decarbonisation trial

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council and demonstrate leadership locally, regionally, and nationally, Scarborough Borough Council has rolled out hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) into almost two thirds of its fleet vehicles. The fuel is being used as a straight replacement for diesel in the majority of the diesel fleet, from bin wagons to ride-on mowers. Over the course of a full year, the project could lower emissions by up to 900 tCO2e.

Scarborough Borough Council: HVO fleet decarbonisation trial

LGA responds to EDSK report calling for more skills devolution

“As this report highlights, we need to move away from a top-down, centralised approach to skills. Employment support should also be devolved to local leaders to get the best value for money from the billions currently spent by government on various disjointed national schemes."

LGA responds to EDSK report calling for more skills devolution

LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness

"In particular, we are calling for a fair, accessible and sufficient mainstream benefits system providing financial stability for low income households, protecting those who are unable to work, reducing health inequalities and linking effectively with key local partners to improve job opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing."

LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness