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Social Value masterclass for councillors, 20 January 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to £148 million to cut drugs crime announcement
“This new funding is a positive step in tackling the scourge of illegal drugs in our communities, while providing much-needed support to those in drug treatment and recovery."
LGA responds to new national construction products regulator
“It is good that the Government has listened to councils’ concerns and announced a review into testing to ensure our national approach is fit for purpose, alongside the new national construction products regulator."
COVID-19: good council practice
Councils are doing remarkable work to address COVID-19, pooling resources, responding to new problems and coming up with creative solutions, including to recovery and renewal.
Storm Christoph: Councils prepare for heavy rains and flood risk
The Met Office has issued an “amber warning” for parts of northern and central England today with people living in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North west, east Midlands and the east of England told to prepare for heavy rain and potential floods.
Psychologically-informed and reflective practice: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 18 January 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to announcement of ten further mass vaccination centres opening in England
“Rolling out a vaccine to tens of millions of people is a monumental task, so it is hugely encouraging to see the daily progress on rolling out the vaccine, and councils are in a strong position to support this, working with local health partners using their local knowledge to help ensure our most vulnerable residents are vaccinated as soon as possible.”
LGA Workforce round-up re schools - 8 January 2021
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 4 January 2021:
Community testing in Kirklees
Kirklees was part of the early wave of areas to put itself forward for community testing.
Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021
LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.
Re-thinking public transport, Tuesday 19 January 2021
View the presentations from this online event.
Community testing in Redcar and Cleveland
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, working with South Tees public health team, set up a rapid testing centre at a community hub to engage people from a local neighbourhood.
Community testing in Calderdale
Calderdale started piloting the use of lateral flow tests in education settings at the start of December.
Community testing in Wirral
Wirral’s Community Testing case study provides an overview of the significant local achievement to mobilise four Community Testing sites within a week, helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 within the Borough.
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