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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
LGA responds to latest alcohol-specific deaths statistics
The latest ONS figures on alcohol-specific deaths in the UK show there was an 18.6 per cent increase in deaths from alcohol-specific causes in 2020 compared with the previous year and was the highest year-on-year increase since records began.
LGA responds to Ofsted annual report
“We want to work with the Government on a cross-Whitehall strategy that puts children and young people at the heart of our long-term recovery from the pandemic, ensuring all children have the support they need to thrive.”
LGA responds to extra drug treatment and recovery funding
"People with drug and alcohol problems should be able to get the right support and treatment when they need it, which this comprehensive strategy sets out to achieve"
House of Commons debate, Access to affordable housing and planning reform, November 2021
Only a publicly financed substantial programme of council house building supported by government grants for construction will help the Government meet its target of 300,000 new homes. This means cooperation and partnership across the sector, including Government, councils, housing associations, landowners/developers, and the construction sector.
Moving forward: how can new data insights from Moving Communities support you?, 6 December 2021
Download the presentation from this event.
LGA responds to the Fostering Network’s State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021 report
“Foster carers do an outstanding job looking after children who can’t live with their birth families, providing them with the love and security they need to thrive."
How can councils reverse mental health inequalities in the aftermath of COVID-19?
Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health think piece part of the health inequalities hub.
Forget What You Think You Know about...the vaccination roll out
In this episode, we hear from expert speakers who tackle misconceptions around the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council's motion on bank branches
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council has passed this excellent motion on bank branches.
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"
Health inequalities: Ethnicity
Explore case studies from councils and how COVID-19 exacerbated the inequalities Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) people face. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
Health inequalities: Ethnicity case studies
These case studies demonstrate how local government is at the heart of addressing the health inequalities that are having such a detrimental impact on ethnic minorities. They form part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
Health inequalities: Learning disabilities
Explore case studies from councils and how COVID-19 exacerbated the inequalities people with learning disabilities face. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
A tailored fund to help grassroots BME groups
Brighton & Hove City Council made a commitment to do more to actively challenge racial inequality and become an anti-racist city. It includes a promise to draw up an anti-racism strategy and the creation of a dedicated community fund for BME community groups. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.
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