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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Manchester: how a vaccine tracker and outreach work is helping follow-up with those who decline the vaccine first time round
Manchester developed a tracking system to identify the number of people who have declined vaccines to enable GP practices to recall eligible individuals.
Wiltshire council: promoting vaccination among traveller and houseboat communities
Wiltshire Council targeting groups at risk of low uptake, including homeless, traveller and houseboat communities.
Maintaining high level recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic
Vale of White Horse District Council used innovative digital education to communicate and engage with residents in lockdown.
Oldham council: ‘we are the safety net – capturing those left behind in vaccine rollout’
Oldham council is working closely with communities leaders and key partners to address vaccine hesitancy amongst its ethnic minority population.
Birmingham City Council: Community Champion Programme and Community Partners
Communication and Engagement Lead (Test and Trace) at Birmingham City Council (BCC), Kulvinder Naga, outlines the council’s Community Champion Programme.
LGA responds to Maternal Mental Health Alliance report on maternal mental health during the pandemic
“This report shines an important light on how the coronavirus pandemic has worsened existing health inequalities, particularly for women’s mental health during and after pregnancy."
LGA responds to launch of new Children’s Commissioner’s ‘Beveridge Report for children’
“The pandemic has had an enormous impact on children and their families, and we are keen for them to be at the centre of both local and national recovery efforts."
Tackling specific issues: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness
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London Borough of Hackney: Workforce diversity
An example of how a council has sought to increase the progression of ethnically diverse staff within its workforce.
Making Every Adult Matter and Every Contact Count: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness
London Borough of Hackney: Hackney's Black curriculum
How a council developed a curriculum to teach children about Black history and the contribution that Black people have made to Britain.
LGA responds to government bus strategy
"We are pleased the Government is investing in improving local bus services, and it is good this strategy recognises the important role of councils".
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