Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

Has taxonomy terms (with depth)

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.

Case Study

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

Leeds City Council: Healthy Holidays in Leeds

The Healthy Holidays scheme provides activities and food over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays to vulnerable children, primarily those eligible for Free School Meals.

Case Study

Leeds City Council: Healthy Holidays in Leeds

Bristol City Council: Bristol’s One City Response

From March 2022, the Bristol City Council Neighbourhood and Communities service have convened staff from across the council to understand the potential impacts of the rising cost of living on individuals and communities.

Case Study

Bristol City Council: Bristol’s One City Response

East Suffolk Council: ‘Ease the Squeeze’

East Suffolk Council has worked with partners across sectors, through a series of workshops, to develop a wide reaching programme to support local residents with the rising cost of living.

Case Study

East Suffolk Council: ‘Ease the Squeeze’

London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network

Tower Hamlets Council worked with the Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network (THCAN) to launch a borough-wide referral system which links residents with a wide variety of local advice and support services.

Case Study

London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network