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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
Hot weather – information for councils
Urgent investment needed to boost mental health recovery
Failure to urgently invest in mental health and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘Don't put lives at risk' : councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
People need to take all necessary health precautions as Britain looks set to bask in a heatwave and keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends - while maintaining social distancing – who are most at risk if they catch coronavirus.
“Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live."
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
Climate action: data
Can we use data to baseline our current environmental position and to learn from others?
Improving the private rented sector: Derby City Council
The overall focus of the council’s policy is to improve the health and well-being of tenants in the private rented stock, as well as tackling the issues of poverty and deprivation faced by communities.
Improving the private rented sector: Coventry City Council
The current housing and homelessness strategy (2019-2024) has as one its four core themes ‘improving the use of existing homes’.
Improving the private rented sector: Bristol City Council
The private rented sector has grown considerably over the last two decades and following a stock modelling survey undertaken by the Building Research Establishment, accounts for approximately 29 per cent of the stock (over 58,000 properties).
Improving the private rented sector: Boston Borough Council
Boston Borough Council has long worked closely with its neighbouring districts and the county council.
LGA responds to publication of NHS People Plan 2020/21
“It is vital that councils are given a key role in coordinating the health and care system, now and in the future. Social care needs to be given parity of esteem with the NHS and any plans to improve pay and rewards to help drive recruitment should focus equally on both."
Improving the private rented sector: Blackpool Borough Council
Given the complexity and depth of the problems it faces, Blackpool council takes a multi-faceted approach to the private rented sector.
1,400 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils
“Government needs to ensure councils are properly funded in the long-term to tackle modern slavery and support its victims, as well as creating a future-proof NRM system able to support the growing numbers of victims we are seeing."
LGA responds to EFRA Committee on COVID-19 and food supply
“The economic impacts of coronavirus are likely to be felt in many households for some time to come, and it is vital that we continue to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food."
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