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Coronavirus: information for councils
Cllr James Jamieson: investment in local services vital to our national recovery
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to NAO report on the supply of PPE during the pandemic
“Care home staff and those working in people’s homes have been doing an incredible job in extremely challenging circumstances throughout this crisis."
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners
Priorities for the Spending Review
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner for England’s report on the future of children’s social care
“Children’s services were already under strain prior to the pandemic, but those pressures have been exacerbated by COVID-19."
Spending Review investment in local services vital to our national economic and social recovery
Now is not the time for the services our communities will turn to for help to have to be drastically scaled back or lost altogether.
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
LGA responds to 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”
“Our recent research found that nearly 700,000 jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than one million by 2050. An integrated and devolved approach to the development of skills is urgently needed and our Work Local proposals set out the steps for handing funding and powers over skills to local areas.”
Lessons learnt from councils' response to rough sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic
The success of Everyone In demonstrates that, given the mandate and funding, councils, working with their partners, have the means to end the vast majority of rough sleeping.
LGA responds to Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing 2020’ report
Responding to the Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing in 2020’ report, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
“This latest report is another important warning that the impact of coronavirus could have far reaching consequences for everyone, from all ages and backgrounds.
COVID-19 restrictions on gyms and sport, House of Commons, 23 November 2020
As we face the biggest public health crisis in living memory, physical activity and sport have a critical role in building individual resilience to the immediate challenge of COVID-19, but also in tackling the loneliness and obesity epidemics that pose a longer-term threat to our nation’s health.
Environmental Health Together: candidate selection process
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this platform will provide a central place for local authorities to recruit professionals most needed to carry out Environmental Health work.
LGA responds to NAHT report on school improvement recommendations
"We need to do all we can to support the retention of good school leaders and teachers, which requires every school to have the necessary funds to invest and prioritise high quality staff development."
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities: Engaging and empowering system leaders to influence health and wellbeing in their communities
Pennine Lancashire has over 250 elected members. During the discovery phase for the trailblazer programme we began to engage with a range of councillors across the footprint. We discovered that whilst many elected members were interested in health and wellbeing, the majority felt as though they were ill-prepared to be able to influence the agenda, specifically around healthy weight within their ward and/or portfolio, and so ‘system leadership’ was identified as a key lever for the programme.
Decarbonisation of transport: land use, localisation and accessibility, 17 November 2020
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