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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
Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022
Overview of the toolkit Jo Wall, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships Rachel Toresen-Owuor, Programme Director, Local Partnerships Local Adaptation
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
Download the presentation from this webinar.
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.
LGA responds to new COVID-19 restrictions announcement
“Councils continue to do all they can to keep their communities safe, while encouraging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. These extra measures are a reminder that COVID-19 remains a serious public health threat, especially with the new Omicron variant and rising case numbers.
Personal safety for councillors, 8 December 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics
“Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, creating pollution and attracting rats and other vermin. It also costs local taxpayers at least £50 million a year to clear up."
South Cambridgeshire District Council: Visit South Cambs website
South Cambridgeshire District Council formed the Business Support and Development team in summer 2020 to provide essential services and impact economic growth across the district. One of their first tasks was to assist in the distribution of government grants throughout the pandemic. The focus progressed to how the council could further help businesses as we emerged from the pandemic, which led to the development and launch of the Visit South Cambs website.
LGA: Councils key to success of vaccine uptake a year on from first vaccine dose
“The vaccine roll-out programme has been a huge success so far and local authorities have been integral to the roll-out of the programme from the beginning, working closely with the NHS."
Inclusive economies and healthy futures: Supporting place-based action to reduce health inequalities
Councils have an unparalleled understanding of their local area and the key institutions in it. This guide will provide inspiration to everyone seeking to build a more inclusive, healthy and prosperous economy in their local area.
Food and green spaces in Oldham
Oldham Council's vision is to be Greater Manchester’s "inclusive economy capital", by making the most of local assets and resources, including local purchasing, supporting local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and working with the community and voluntary sector. This ethos can be seen in their work on food and green spaces, crucial to the health and wellbeing of residents.
Wakefield Council: evidence-based support to raise aspirations
Wakefield Council has a range of coordinated and evidence-based projects and programmes which aim to improve the wellbeing of residents, help them into the job market and raise aspirations. They are carefully structured and monitored to produce the best results.
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