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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.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to latest ONS figures on care home deaths
“Every death from this virus is a tragedy and each of these figures represents another shocking and terrible loss of a family member and friend."
LGA responds to ONS figures on social care worker coronavirus deaths
The latest ONS figures showing social care workers are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than healthcare workers.
Tackling domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
An overview of domestic abuse and how councils can provide help and support to victims during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as tackle perpetrators’ abusive behaviour.
Remote council meetings: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The council is planning to pilot virtual surgeries. The team is looking to develop a toolkit to give Members the option to run ward surgeries online where local councillors feel this would be helpful.
LGA responds to PM address to nation on coronavirus
“During this pandemic, councils’ role as leaders of place has been more important than ever before.”
COVID-19: culture, tourism, leisure and sports
Information and guidance related to culture, tourism, leisure and sport.
Coronavirus contact tracing at risk unless vital info shared with councils
Crucial data must be shared with councils to make use of their local knowledge and expertise and ensure vital national efforts to track and trace coronavirus succeed, the LGA warns today.
Coronavirus: LGA on measures to promote cycling and walking
“Council are leading local efforts to protect communities from coronavirus and will be central to the nation's recovery. We are pleased the Government has announced measures today to allow councils to help the country transition to the new way we will need to travel around, including to and from work."
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