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Nine in ten councillors back call for social care priority in government
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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
LGA responds to new advertising rules on unhealthy foods
"Any efforts to tackle the causes of obesity needs to be part of a whole systems approach, if we are to help the Government meet its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030."
NJC for brigade managers - pay award 2021
National Joint Council for brigade managers of local authority fire and rescue services
Councillors from across the country and political spectrum have called on the Government to give greater priority to social care and start committing more resources to it now.
UPRN: Find my local address and street custodian
The ‘find my custodian’ service enables you to identify quickly who your custodian is, to support with enhancements of your case management systems, which is a precursor to making better use of data and improving service delivery in your local area.
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Road to COP26
Learn about the 26th Climate Change Conference
Schools’ employment law webinar, 24 June 2021
Employment law update - Darren Newman, Darren Newman Employment Law Limited
June 2021: Hybrid working will be the new normal . . . sort of
Head of Workforce Naomi Cooke’s new blog about what councils told us at our recent round table events on hybrid working.
LGA responds to publication of ICS Design Framework
"“It is good to see NHS England and NHS Improvement’s inclusive approach to developing the Integrated Care System (ICS) design framework. The LGA has been consulted on the scope, tone and content of the document and many of our concerns have been addressed."
COVID-19 communications: communicating easing of restrictions, 17 June 2021
Download the presentation from this event.
LGA responds to national offer day for school places
"Councils have worked closely with schools during the pandemic to ensure no child goes without a place. Despite an increase in applicants, the number of parents offered any of their ranked preference primary schools has increased to more than 98 per cent, with the equivalent offer rate for secondary schools maintained at more than 95 per cent."
Durham County Council: Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster project supporting parents and carers of children and young people with emotional and mental health problems.
LGA: Councils need to be at heart of levelling up ambitions
“The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill should be used as an opportunity to tackle our fragmented employment and skills system, with a greater role for councils and employers to help create jobs and training opportunities in their local communities."
Key climate change related events this year, in the lead up to COP26.
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