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LGA responds to ADASS snap survey of state of adult social care
Four priorities for the adult social care white paper
Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge
LGA responds to extension of booster vaccines to those aged 18-39 and second doses for 12 to 15 year olds
“Vaccination is ultimately our route out of this pandemic and the COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe and healthy this winter"
Question on ensuring that older people are aware of the types of domestic abuse, and are informed about the information and support available, The House of Lords, 30 November
Councils are determined to prevent and stop domestic abuse in all its forms. They play a vital role protecting older people from abuse through a range of front-line services, and have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults with care and support needs.
LGA: MPs urged to back local government role in fixing employment and skills system
“At a time when the Government is rightly discussing devolving powers to local areas as part of the Levelling Up White Paper, it is crucial that this is not undermined by sidelining the expertise of local government in the delivery of skills and employment support."
This insightful report on what social care directors are facing on the ground and what actions they want to see makes essential reading for government.
The adult social white paper is a chance to publish a vision for the future that is centred around people who draw on social care and ensure they are supported to live their best life. Our four priorities set out what we would like to see in the upcoming care white paper.
The Local Government (Disqualification) Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 1 December 2021
The LGA supports the objective of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill to ensure the highest standards of integrity and conduct in public life.
LGA responds to National Transfer Scheme announcement
"Councils will want to continue to work closely with government to ensure the rights and needs of children are at the heart of these new arrangements. These need to enable local partners to give children the help they need, including mental and physical health support and appropriate education."
Down Syndrome Bill: Second Reading, House of Commons, 26 November 2021
Councils already play a key role in supporting people with Down syndrome to help them live the lives they want to lead, including through their social care functions and their work with partners, particularly the voluntary and community sector and schools.
Advisory Bulletin 696 - November 2021
T Levels Industry Placement: Providing new opportunities for young people
In 2020, the government launched a new technical qualification called T Level. The LGA, supported by the Department for Education, is offering support to councils to promote their council as a career destination for young people. We are asking councils to provide one young person a T Level industry placement from September 2021.
Hampshire County Council Tree Strategy
The Tree Strategy sets out Hampshire County Council’s approach to increasing and connecting woodland areas, green’ corridors and networks across the county. It will supplement and connect existing sites through group tree planting, to create a county-wide ‘Hampshire Community Forest’.
LGA awards funding for councils as part of Digital Pathfinders Programme
The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced the nine successful councils in its new Digital Pathfinders Programme. 75 councils in England were shortlisted through a competitive bidding process.
Swindon Borough Council Menopause Network Group
Swindon BC set up a menopause group in response to media and celebrity profile building, and a suggestion from an employee for the need to open up the discussion about menopause to positively address personal and business needs for being menopause aware.
Cornwall’s first smart-grid enabled wind turbine
As part of our work to cut carbon emissions and increase renewable energy in Cornwall, we have installed a new smart-grid enabled wind turbine in partnership with Centrica that will create enough green energy to power over 1,440 Cornish homes a year.
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