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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
LGA green webinars
The LGA is delivering a green webinar series.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund Grant Conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
LGA responds to Children's Society report on financial hardship
Responding to the Children’s Society report which found long-term and sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families, especially those affected by coronavirus, with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, said:
Coronavirus: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
"Councils will need further funding and financial flexibilities in the weeks and months ahead to meet ongoing COVID-19 pressures and to keep services running normally."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to expansion of testing to council workers
“Councils want to continue playing a leading role in supporting local communities and the national effort to defeat this disease."
Care homes – the forgotten frontline
Councillor Howard Sykes MBE is Leader of the LGA’s Liberal Democrat Group
COVID-19: transport, highways, parking and public spaces
Information and guidance related to transport, highways, parking and public spaces during the coronavirus outbreak.
Remote council meetings: London Borough of Hounslow
Running a virtual workshop using MS Teams
Options for councils in supporting leisure providers through COVID-19
This advice note aims to update councils on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on leisure providers operating services and facilities owned and delivered on behalf of councils. It includes options as well as examples of how councils are providing practical support to providers and ensuring facilities are in a position to reopen when social distancing measures are relaxed.
LGA responds to Government announcement on funding for child victims of domestic abuse
"This funding is good news and will help councils and partner organisations further support child victims of domestic abuse, which can have a long-term and devastating impact on families."
Working with children’s services providers during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners
A guidance note for local authority commissioners of children’s social care and education placements.
LGA responds to latest ONS and CQC figures on community deaths
"Social care is now the frontline in the fight against coronavirus and we need to do all we can to shield people in care homes and those receiving care in their own homes."
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