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Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
The role of scrutiny in climate change programmes: scoping and designing effective reviews,18 September 2020
Download presentations from Cllr Clyde Loake, Deputy Chair, LGA’s Environment Board; Thomas Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council; and Kate Grigg, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.
LGA responds to APPG report on access to contraception
“Councils have been working hard to maintain and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, both during and prior to the pandemic, despite severe funding pressures."
Surrey – broadening a partnership agenda around ‘hidden talent’
Although the existing Surrey survey data was a useful tool, the arguments benefited from being broadened out to encompass evidence and examples from beyond Surrey to demonstrate to new partners the economic benefits of employing hidden talent and that this is not just a local agenda but part of a larger set of issues being recognised and championed globally by both small and large employers.
Reading – using data to focus and set a new skills direction
The key learning from the Reading work has been the power and potential of locally relevant data (as opposed to broad UK data) to create a shared understanding of the challenge and stimulate joint action.
Haringey – Maximising employment outcomes for Haringey residents facing health barriers to work
Key to being able to leverage the power of partnerships is to have the ability to jointly influence funding, commissioning and resource.
Essex – developing a new approach and Skills Engine
The council is working closely with anchor institutions to identify the plans of large employers, mapping the asset base and developing a ‘Skills Engine’. This will support local recruitment and a drive to increase higher skilled and knowledge-intensive employment.
Bristol: Working closely with local partners to co-produce an innovative employment and skills offer in South Bristol
Through the development of a Work Local model, the council wants to improve employment, skills and workforce development opportunities. By engaging with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to understand their future workforce needs, and working with local partner agencies, the city council is building a support offer for local residents to develop job opportunities and career pathways.
Experiences of employment and skills devolution: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
The combined authority would like to see devolution across the whole of employment and skills, in order to join up support and avoid duplication.
Experiences of employment and skills devolution: West Midlands Combined Authority
The combined authority argues further devolution, whether of careers education or, as in Greater Manchester, of health would allow better join up and tailoring: “I think that is an absolutely critical missing piece of the skills and education devolution at the moment.”
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