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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation amid a national shortage of affordable housing, the Local Government Association warns today.

More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step is a Southwark Council initiative to test different approaches to managing debt to the Council – including council tax debt. Where residents volunteer to participate, the Council will immediately suspend all recovery and enforcement action for a period to allow arrangements to be set in place. Under the latest pilots, Step-by-Step also offers debtors access to free, independent debt advice available by phone or online.

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London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

As part of their fleet decarbonisation drive, the shared service between South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council took delivery of a fully electric Faun Zoeller E-Rotopress in July 2022. The councils are working to replace bin lorries with electric or alternative fuel vehicles as existing diesel trucks come to the end of their working lives.

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

Performance Management at Bristol City Council

This case study explains how Bristol City Council is working to develop a performance management culture which embraces the use of data and insight to drive improvement.

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Performance Management at Bristol City Council

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

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

Leeds City Council: Leeds Food Aid Network

The is a strong partnership approach to tackling food insecurity in Leeds, crucial to the city's response to the pandemic.

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Leeds City Council: Leeds Food Aid Network