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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
LGA - Climate emergency: Invest in councils to green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day
“From decarbonising building stock, reducing the number of car journeys and delivering clean energy projects, councils have influence over a third of emissions from their areas and have a pivotal role to play in addressing the climate emergency.”
LGA responds to IPPR report on disparity and health inequalities
“This report adds to the stark evidence, highlighted by the pandemic, about what keeps people healthy and what else needs to be done to spend more years in good health."
Place-based collaboration for culture and heritage: London and South regions, 18 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Worcestershire: the benefits of a dedicated loneliness service
Worcestershire County Council commissions a specialist loneliness service. People referred in are assigned case workers who support them to access local activities as well as helping to build up their confidence. More than 900 people have been helped over the last 18 months.
London Borough of Waltham Forest: using social prescribing to combat loneliness
The London Borough of Waltham Forest set up a social prescribing service five years ago. The team works with primary care in the NHS and community groups across the area to link people in with activities and support. Loneliness is one of the most common reasons for a referral. But thanks to the support being provided residents are being helped to learn new skills and take part in a variety of activities, reducing isolation in the process.
Stockport: helping the digitally excluded
An alliance bringing together the public, private and voluntary sectors has been supported by Stockport Council to help tackle digital exclusion. Local residents have been trained to become “digital champions” and a dedicated helpline and a device lending library set up. Since the programme started in 2018 thousands of residents have been helped improve their digital skills, reduce the risk of isolation in the process.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Northumberland Council
The Heart of Blyth project will create the conditions for a safer and stronger community to flourish by means of improving how people relate to each other, how Blyth is seen by others and how Blyth looks in order to reduce fear of crime and improve the wellbeing and health of people living in Blyth.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: London Borough of Newham
Newham’s long-term vision is to understand and address food insecurity for children and young people so that all families can afford and benefit from a sufficient, nutritious diet.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Doncaster Council
The long-term vision for Stainforth is a place that will support good mental health for generations to come by building a community where the wider determinants of mental health are enhanced to support local residents.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire local authorities are leading a vision to develop innovative, long-term system changes to improve food security and reduce health inequalities in some of their most disadvantaged communities.
The Good Home Inquiry final report: the role of councils, 14 October 2021
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LGA responds to Age UK report on need for 10% rise in council tax for social care just to ‘stand still’
“Social care was facing an uncertain future even before the pandemic, which has exposed and exacerbated some fundamental weaknesses in how we continue to pay for and provide care and support."
SOLACE summit – Mark Lloyd speaking note
View Mark Lloyd's speech from the session "Influencing Whitehall" at the SOLACE summit.
Tackling domestic abuse perpetrators: What’s the best approach? 7 October 2021
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