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LGA responds to the Devolution APPG Levelling Up Devo report
Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
"On the back of this report, councils and parliamentarians should now unite to ensure the Government’s upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper brings forward at pace a new devolution settlement for England, led by councils and their local communities.”
LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare’s Annual Childcare Survey
“We support calls in the report for a review of the early years system to ensure that investment supports the Government’s ambitions and that parents are clear on the best options for their children".
Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England
This inquiry, led by the Devolution APPG, sought to understand how the successful role of local government in the COVID-19 emergency, which demonstrated how councils deliver for the diverse needs of their communities, could help us think again about the devolution agenda.
International Women’s Day debate, 11 March 2021
The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance.
A Local Path to Net Zero
With the UK Government’s legally binding target to be net zero by 2050, decarbonisation must happen everywhere, from every sector, industry and service, to every place, community and household.
LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people
“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."
LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics
Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, costing local taxpayers almost £50 million a year to clear up.
Wigan council: We used flu jab to trial-run covid clinics
There are four local vaccination centres in the Wigan borough. Two are run from leisure centres, one from a community centre and the fourth at a conference centre. A local pharmacy has also recently started providing vaccinations recently.
A ‘local first’ public health system
The reform of Public Health England (PHE), the new National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) and forthcoming legislation on the statutory basis of integrated care systems (ICSs) means we are facing significant organisational change. The long-standing problem of health inequalities and regional inequality has become ever clearer during 2020/21, and the pandemic’s repercussions will exacerbate for some time.
London Borough of Sutton: Keeping our care homes safe during COVID-19
Care homes COVID-19 crisis prompted a local innovative, evidence-based approach to tackling COVID-19 infections/outbreaks and other challenges faced by Sutton care homes.
Applying behavioural change techniques to the COVID-19 and climate emergency responses - overview
The LGA webinar, Applying behavioural change techniques to the COVID-19 and climate emergency responses, looked at how we can use behavioural change techniques in council services to work with communities and change their behaviour.
Governance: adult safeguarding and homelessness, 23 February 2021
Download presentations from the Rough Sleepers Initiative, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Dr Adi Cooper OBE and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot.
Together towards net zero: the partnership building workshops
In the first episode of our Together Towards Net Zero podcast series, we
Making a difference to local government workforce - guest blog
Delivering the Returners programme is a real opportunity to align to the society’s ambition to develop the public sector talent pipeline and to create a unique contribution to improve the diversity of the local government workforce.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.