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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA – securing the future of public sport and leisure facilities and services integral to health of the nation
The new report, Securing the Future of Public Sport and Leisure Services published in partnership with the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) evaluates the current state of public sport and leisure services and sets out recommendations to ensure the survival and development of the sector.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
LGA responds to Unison survey on social care vacancy rates and staff mental health
"The Spending Review must set out how immediate and short-term pressures in social care will be addressed, working with councils, care workers and those with lived experience to build back better and help develop a care and support system fit for the future"
LGA responds to Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
“The LGA is pleased this new report recognises the importance of local authorities to tourism, both as leaders of place and as direct deliverers of tourist attractions."
LGA responds to Covid autumn winter plan
“Councils stand ready to support the NHS in the roll out of a booster vaccination programme, including using their unique local knowledge to help contact and prioritise all those who are eligible."
The Government's Levelling up agenda, House of Commons debate, 15 September 2021
The White Paper will build on actions the Government is already taking to level up across the UK and will set out “bold new policy interventions to improve livelihoods and opportunities in all parts of the UK.”
Alcohol treatment and recovery: Building back better to support and transform people’s lives, 14 September 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to COVID-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds
“Vaccines are our ultimate route out of this pandemic and councils want to play their full part in what will be our largest ever school vaccination programme, given their existing close working relationship with schools, parents and health professionals."
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