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Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

The aim of this session was to explore questions of place and identity within a post-pandemic context and look to the potential of local social and cultural infrastructure to strengthen inward investment, encourage entrepreneurialism and address economic inequalities.

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

Are you a councillor who holds the transport portfolio for your council, or an officer tasked with delivering your council's ambitions for decarbonising transport? This Action Learning Set brings together councillors and officers from across England to explore how emissions reductions could be achieved using Local Transport Plans and associated transport investments.

LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

London Borough of Southwark: Innovative use of the Household Support Fund

Southwark Council used the Household Support Fund to improve delivery of local welfare including providing direct cash support to help low income households pay rising energy bills, set levels of support based on local welfare data, and create community referral pathways.

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London Borough of Southwark: Innovative use of the Household Support Fund

London Borough of Lambeth: Streamlining access to financial support

To ensure that residents receive the right support at the right time, Lambeth Council entered into a partnership with Lightning Reach, an award-winning social impact startup, to connect people in financial hardship to a personalised range of support.

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London Borough of Lambeth: Streamlining access to financial support

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: Holistic financial guidance and support

Barking and Dagenham Council has led on the creation of a new standalone financial guidance and support website called Barking and Dagenham Money, a focal point for the Council’s communications and support relating to the escalating cost of living crisis.

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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: Holistic financial guidance and support

Swindon Borough Council: Innovate housing solutions for older people in inter-generational communities

Swindon Borough Council is seeking to develop directly and with partners a greater range of housing options suited to people in late life. The council has developed and enabled specialist housing options, such as extra care housing, to meet the housing and care needs of older people.

Swindon Borough Council: Innovate housing solutions for older people in inter-generational communities

Hertfordshire County Council: Cost of Living Taskforce

In response to the growing pressures residents in Hertfordshire are facing, Hertfordshire County Council has established a ‘Cost of Living Taskforce’ which brings together representation from various service areas to coordinate how the organisation is supporting residents. 

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Hertfordshire County Council: Cost of Living Taskforce