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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 behavioural insights podcast
Enabling councils to implement their own nudges for social good.
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
London Borough of Hounslow: Used the messenger principle to address vaccine misinformation
Through surveys and engagement sessions, Hounslow council realised that misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine was circulating within their area, specifically among South east Asian and Black afro-Caribbean communities.
LGA responds to roadmap out of lockdown announcement
“Councils will do all they can to turn this roadmap into a reality by building on successful work with the NHS on the vaccination roll-out."
Hackney Council: Used resident focus groups to test vaccine hesitancy messaging
Hackney Council organised three focus groups with vaccine hesitant residents, to get a better insight into what messages resonate most with them.
COVID-19: Behavioural insights case studies
A series of case studies showing how councils are using behaviour change techniques to increase vaccine uptake and COVID-19 regulation adherence.
Wirral Council: Listened to the ‘voice of the resident’ and engaged with hard-to-reach communities
Wirral Council developed a programme - ‘Community Connectors’ to address health and wellbeing disparity at a local level.
Green economic recovery webinar, 22 February 2021
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