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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Motion on second homes submitted to East Suffolk Council by Cllr David Beavan
This Council urges the government to finally and promptly close the iniquitous loophole that allows second home owners to evade both council tax and rates by pretending to be a holiday let business, even though they do not have to actually let at all.
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council's motion on bank branches
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council has passed this excellent motion on bank branches.
Small Business Saturday: Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses
Template press release to use for Small Business Saturday, on Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Sutton Motion - Violence against women and girls
According to national crime statistics in the UK, on average one woman is killed by a man every three days.
Armed Forces Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 23 November 2021
Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families are valued members of our communities. All councils have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are fully committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.
House of Lords debate, Leaseholders and Building Safety, 25 November 2021
The LGA welcomes the introduction of the Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Act. We believe these important pieces of legislation will strengthen the building safety system in the UK, especially in relation to new buildings. It is, therefore, an important step in the right direction.
Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?
Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.
Inclusion at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2021
The LGA continue to work with our membership, our partners, people who draw on adult social care and organisations that represent them to meet joint ambitions around continual improvements to representation, co-design and coproduction in our work on adult social care.
LGA responds to ‘Children in crisis’ report
"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."
Climate change communications – what next for local authorities? 17 November 2021
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Promoting good health
To help ensure good take-up of health checks in Suffolk, workshops are held for people with learning disabilities and their carers explaining what the annual checks involve and how people can get registered for them. They are run by a team of peer educators who are people with learning disabilities themselves who have been trained by Ace Anglia.
Improving communication skills
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council funded a scheme for people with learning disabilities to develop social interactions and have fun through a community choir. The choir combines singing with Makaton, which uses signals, signing and speech, and also involves members getting involved song writing.
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