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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19
The purpose of this document is to provide councils and their community and voluntary sector partners with a briefing on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Every death from this dreadful disease is a personal tragedy and our thoughts go out to those family and friends in mourning."
LGA green webinars
The LGA is delivering a green webinar series.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund grant conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to £300 million test and trace announcement
Cllr Ian Hudspeth responds to the announcement of £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support the new test and trace service.
LGA responds to SAGE advice to reopen primary schools
"A clear national message is now needed from government about the safe return of children to schools and the scientific advice must be accessible for all parents to support efforts by schools and councils."
Remote council meetings: Swindon Borough Councils
Swindon Borough Council ordinarily held quarterly meetings of their Wider Management Team, which involved approximately 120 Directors, Heads of Service and Senior Managers coming together in face to face round table meetings. Working within the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings were no longer possible.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our communities during COVID-19 - webinar, 21 May 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on homelessness and rough sleeping
"Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe housing with access to wider support they might need"
HM Treasury Public Works Loans Board, future lending terms, response to the consultation from Local Government Association May 2020
The consultation paper was issued before strict measures were implemented to address the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the financial environment for local government has changed so profoundly that we cannot overlook the issue.
LGA: New cultural taskforce risks losing local voice on renewal
Excluding councils from the Government’s newly created Cultural Renewal Taskforce removes the local voice on cultural renewal, the Local Government Association warns.
Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19: practical advice
The LGA and ADPH have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from COVID-19.
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