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LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

Are you a councillor who holds the transport portfolio for your council, or an officer tasked with delivering your council's ambitions for decarbonising transport? This Action Learning Set brings together councillors and officers from across England to explore how emissions reductions could be achieved using Local Transport Plans and associated transport investments.

LGA Climate Change Programme: Decarbonising Transport Action Learning Sets

London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts

Southwark Council partners with the Money Adviser Network, referring customers mainly for rent or council tax arrears. This provides immediate assistance, while building a picture of who in the borough is in particular need and plan support for the future.

Case Study

London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub

Bath and North East Somerset Council are continuing to mobilise their cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub to support the most vulnerable residents, most recently addressing the pressures created by the cost of living crisis.

Case Study

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub

LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

By reinstating this funding and devolving sugar levy funds, the Government can ensure councils can continue to provide vital services such as tackling childhood obesity and encouraging greater physical activity in their local areas.

LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

Derbyshire - Supporting LGBT+ pupils

Derbyshire’s school nursing service has invested in extra training for its team to help them better support LGBT+ pupils. The project has equipped school nurses with the skills and confidence to address the issues these pupils face, helping improve their mental health in the process. This case study showcases the important role of school nurses in the education system.

Derbyshire - Supporting LGBT+ pupils

Walsall - Addressing emotional and mental health problems

Helping children and young people enjoy good emotional health and wellbeing and develop resilience is really important to their overall health and development. Walsall's school nursing service - delivered by school nurses employed by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust – provides a wide range of support to children and parents through a programme of group sessions, courses and webinars. This case study showcases the important role of school nurses in the education system.

Walsall - Addressing emotional and mental health problems

Stockport - The benefits of school nurses offering immunisations

In many areas school-based immunisation programmes are run separately from 5-19 Healthy Child Programme services, but that is not the case in Stockport where the HPV, the teenage three-in-one booster and MenACWY vaccines programmes are delivered by the service. The approach has helped ensure high uptake of immunisations and meant the service was well placed to respond to the demands placed on it by the pandemic. This case study showcases the important role of school nurses in the education system.

Stockport - The benefits of school nurses offering immunisations

Derby - Supporting children from asylum seeker families

A dedicated team has been set up in Derby to support children from asylum-seeking families. It is part of the 0-19 Derby Integrated Family Health Service and involves two public health nurses dually qualified as health visitors and school nurses, a family health practitioner and child practitioner. This case study showcases the important role of school nurses in the education system and includes case studies from across the country focussed on how they provide an invaluable role to children.

Derby - Supporting children from asylum seeker families

LGA responds to NAO report on developing workforce skills for a strong economy

"Our own analysis shows there are about 49 national employment and skills related programme or services costing £20 billion. This investment should be used more effectively to provide more joined up support to reduce unemployment and inactivity, boost skills and meet employer needs."

LGA responds to NAO report on developing workforce skills for a strong economy