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LGA: In remembrance of the 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19
“This tragic milestone is a heartbreaking reminder of how many people have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and the terrible toll it has placed on family and friends.”
LGA responds to Sport England's Uniting the Movement strategy
“Councils are working hard to try and ensure sport and leisure facilities are available once national restrictions are eased and will have a key role to play in realising this Strategy’s ambitions.”
‘We had a recipe for something really bad – we had to get on front foot’
An interview with Dr Debbie Chase, Interim Director of Public Health, Southampton City Council
‘It’s a constant juggle – I had areas in three different tiers at same time’
An interview with Simon Bryant, Director of Public Health, Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council
Debate on the Economic Affairs Committee report into social care funding, House of Lords, 28 January 2021
Adult social care and support is a vital service in its own right. It helps people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. It binds our communities, helps sustain the NHS and provides essential economic value to our country. Too often health and social care are set on unequal footings, with the latter viewed (sometimes solely) in terms of the role it can play in supporting the former.
LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
Social Value masterclass for councillors, 20 January 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Reshaping financial support: Supporting low income families in financial difficulty, 20 January 2021
Download presentations from Gareth Evans, Director, Financial Inclusion Centre, and Katy Brown, Programme & Strategy Officer, London Borough Barking & Dagenham.
Designated Settings Indemnity Support
We are writing to outline details of the newly launched indemnity support for care home providers that are operating as Designated Settings and to set out how the support will operate in practice. This briefing is for local authorities and local partners.
LGA responds to £148 million to cut drugs crime announcement
“This new funding is a positive step in tackling the scourge of illegal drugs in our communities, while providing much-needed support to those in drug treatment and recovery."
Learning lessons from the response to COVID-19: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 25 January 2021
View the presentations from this virtual event.
LGA responds to new national construction products regulator
“It is good that the Government has listened to councils’ concerns and announced a review into testing to ensure our national approach is fit for purpose, alongside the new national construction products regulator."
COVID-19: good council practice
Councils are doing remarkable work to address COVID-19, pooling resources, responding to new problems and coming up with creative solutions, including to recovery and renewal.
Storm Christoph: Councils prepare for heavy rains and flood risk
The Met Office has issued an “amber warning” for parts of northern and central England today with people living in Yorkshire and the Humber, the North west, east Midlands and the east of England told to prepare for heavy rain and potential floods.
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