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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures
Cold weather plan for England
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.
Leadership webinar on time management for councillors, 19 January 2022
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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit
"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."
LGA Annual Conference 2022
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place in Harrogate on 28-30 June 2022.
Advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
Health inequalities: the impact of the pandemic on younger and older people, 18 January 2022
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Using behavioural insights to increase contact with tenants in rent arrears in Wigan
Wigan Council's Collections team used behavioural insights to encourage tenants who were in arrears and who had not been in contact with the Collections team to get in touch and access support. The team sent a one-page letter to tenants – written with an empathetic tone emphasising support rather than arrears and rent collection, and featuring a single call-to-action. Laura Melling of Wigan Council reflects on the project.
Government proposals to reform the right to request flexible working
LGA responds to extra drug treatment and recovery funding
"People with drug and alcohol problems should be able to get the right support and treatment when they need it, which this comprehensive strategy sets out to achieve"
House of Commons debate, Access to affordable housing and planning reform, November 2021
Only a publicly financed substantial programme of council house building supported by government grants for construction will help the Government meet its target of 300,000 new homes. This means cooperation and partnership across the sector, including Government, councils, housing associations, landowners/developers, and the construction sector.
Moving forward: how can new data insights from Moving Communities support you?, 6 December 2021
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LGA responds to the Fostering Network’s State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021 report
“Foster carers do an outstanding job looking after children who can’t live with their birth families, providing them with the love and security they need to thrive."
LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’
People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.
House of Commons debate, The role of local councils in levelling up, 8 December 2021
The anticipated Levelling-Up White Paper presents an opportunity to reset the relationship between central and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
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