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LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Coronavirus: information for councils
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 briefing: Infection Control Fund Grant Conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
Coronavirus: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
"Councils will need further funding and financial flexibilities in the weeks and months ahead to meet ongoing COVID-19 pressures and to keep services running normally."
LGA responds to Children's Society report on financial hardship
Responding to the Children’s Society report which found long-term and sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families, especially those affected by coronavirus, with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, said:
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
COVID-19: resident support
Information and guidance related to resident support, including household guidance, benefits, volunteering and more.
COVID-19: adult social care and support
Information and guidance related to social care, including commissioning and supporting the provider market, and working collaboratively with health partners.
COVID-19: councillor resources
Coronavirus information and guidance for councillors.
COVID-19: statutory council duties
Information and guidance related to data protection, elections, meetings, parking, procurement and more.
COVID-19: information for council adult social care commissioners
Useful information during the corona virus outbreak.
Information and guidance related to asylum and migration, community cohesion, religious groups and other communities.
Information and guidance related to critical and non-critical workers, employee safety and wellbeing, and more.
London Borough of Bexley: cracking the cyber security challenge
Cyber security managers in local authorities have their hands full trying to ensure their organisation doesn’t become yet another headline-grabbing example of a damaging cyber-attack. It’s an uphill battle and judging from the rapidly growing number of victims, it’s a battle many are not winning. The London Borough of Bexley provides an insight into the cyber security gaps which led them to seek a major change of strategy, and how the team overcame these challenges and significantly raised its level of cyber security.
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