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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."
Debate on food supply and security in the UK in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, House of Lords, 14 May 2020
Councils are working hard supporting people with a range of vulnerabilities to continue to access food throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This includes assisting with the delivery of doorstep food deliveries, and to people outside the shielded group who are unable to access food or have issues affording it.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Partnership working
Councils have a key role to play in the response to COVID-19 and an effective response requires working closely with local partners and specialist services.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to latest ONS figures on care home deaths
“Every death from this virus is a tragedy and each of these figures represents another shocking and terrible loss of a family member and friend."
LGA responds to ONS figures on social care worker coronavirus deaths
The latest ONS figures showing social care workers are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than healthcare workers.
Tackling domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
An overview of domestic abuse and how councils can provide help and support to victims during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as tackle perpetrators’ abusive behaviour.
Remote council meetings: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The council is planning to pilot virtual surgeries. The team is looking to develop a toolkit to give Members the option to run ward surgeries online where local councillors feel this would be helpful.
LGA responds to PM address to nation on coronavirus
“During this pandemic, councils’ role as leaders of place has been more important than ever before.”
COVID-19: culture, tourism, leisure and sports
Information and guidance related to culture, tourism, leisure and sport.
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