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Birmingham City Council: Food System Strategy 2022-2030

The Birmingham Food System Strategy is the city’s ambitious eight-year approach to creating a bold, sustainable, healthy and thriving food system.

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Birmingham City Council: Food System Strategy 2022-2030

Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Keeping Well this Winter

In December 2020, Greater Manchester's Ageing Hub and partners launched a campaign to support older people who are not online with practical information to keep well in winter.

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Keeping Well this Winter

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council: Fuel Your Knowledge

Calderdale Council hosted 'Fuel Your Knowledge', an event attended by people from across health, voluntary, banking and education sectors to understand how partnership working can support those affected by the rising cost of living.

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Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council: Fuel Your Knowledge

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

The LGA are supportive of a revision to current funding in order to simplify and take into account current housing pressures, but have some concerns about the proposals suggested as they are not necessarily reflective of current strains on homelessness services and will have an extremely adverse effect on London in particular.

LGA Response: Homelessness Prevention Grant – Technical Consultation, August 2022

LGA responds to additional funding for hospital discharges

"This funding for supporting patient discharges from hospitals will be significant over the winter months. We are pleased to see the importance of social care being recognised in improving this service, but it is vital to remember that social care has huge value to people’s lives in its own right."

LGA responds to additional funding for hospital discharges

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA

The Government’s approach to give local Employer Representative Bodies a lead role in articulating their skills need in Local Skills Improvement Plans is a step in the right direction. However, the wide-ranging role of local government – councils and MCAs/GLA – in supporting this process is missing from the Act and statutory guidance.

Local Skills Improvement Plans statutory guidance: submission from the LGA