London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts
Southwark Council partners with the Money Adviser Network, referring customers mainly for rent or council tax arrears. This provides immediate assistance, while building a picture of who in the borough is in particular need and plan support for the future.
Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub
Bath and North East Somerset Council are continuing to mobilise their cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub to support the most vulnerable residents, most recently addressing the pressures created by the cost of living crisis.
LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy
By reinstating this funding and devolving sugar levy funds, the Government can ensure councils can continue to provide vital services such as tackling childhood obesity and encouraging greater physical activity in their local areas.
Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Productivity and Prosperity
The aim of the session was to explore the role of the private and public sector in addressing inter and intra-regional inequalities and consider the shift towards sustainable and inclusive models of prosperity.
Together, the Council and the voluntary and community sector delivered services that were critical to the wellbeing of homeless households during the Covid19 pandemic, and which met a wider range of need than accommodation alone.
One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) July 2022
Up to £180 million Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) capital grant funding is available to all constituent English councils over a three-year period to support the release of council-owned brownfield land for housing. Applications close on 19 August 2022.
LGA responds to LUHC committee report on long-term funding for adult social care
"Social care has been facing an uphill battle for some time in terms of sustainable funding, the sector urgently needs financial support and we are pleased that LGA evidence and recommendations has influenced this report."