Somerset County Council: An employers' perspective on T Levels
‘Grow our own’ is an important ethos at Somerset Council. T Level placements are one element of a variety of early career routes into the council, and T Level opportunities are making the council an attractive local employer to young people.
LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming.
Sustainable Warmth - Community Energy Groups, Devon County Council
Retrofit is a key part of the decarbonisation agenda, and there has been a push by Devon County Council to increase uptake for the ‘able to pay’ market as well as to best use and target grant funding for households who are ‘unable to pay’ for such home upgrades.
Decarbonisation of Public Sector Buildings, London Borough of Barnet
The London Borough of Barnet secured Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) funding (PSDS1 and PSDS3) from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures in public buildings, including offices, schools, libraries and community services, with a focus on heat pumps.
Electric Vehicles - Revive Network, South Gloucestershire Council
The ‘Revive Network’ runs across authorities in the West of England, as a council-owned network with its operation and management completed by Bristol City Council on behalf of all the participating local authorities.
Community Building Energy Efficiency, Redditch Borough Council, Midlands Net Zero Hub
Climate emergency has been declared by councils in Worcestershire. This created an opportunity to bring together a unified set of targets that were shared across the districts of Worcestershire through the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Energy Strategy.