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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
“Local creative industries can be the cornerstone of recovery for our communities and local economies from the impacts of COVID-19."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
LGA responds to cycling and walking measures
“It is councils who know their local areas best, so they should be given the freedom to work with their local communities to get on with planning active travel infrastructure such as cycling schemes."
LGA responds to PACAC report on infrastructure projects
“The Committee is absolutely right to say the Government’s infrastructure projects need to be more responsive to local need, with local support and local input."
Reset, not restart: shaping the future of social care in light of COVID-19, 27 July 2020
Download the presentations and watch the recording of this webinar.
LGA responds to KPMG report on investment in bus services
“This report highlights the significant benefits of investing in buses so that these vital services, which have continued to be a lifeline for people in accessing vital services during the pandemic, don’t fall off a cliff edge."
Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement
Supporting people at home (the ethos of Home First from hospital) and discharge to assess are approaches promoted through the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Requirements first published in March 2020.
Childcare sufficiency and sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday 28 July 2020
Childcare sufficiency and sustainability during the COVID-19 outbreak Chair: Stephanie Douglas, Head of Intervention and Localities, Doncaster Borough
Adult social care: seven principles for reform
Charting a way forward to ensure the very best local care and support in the future.
One year on from PM's pledge: social care needs a reset
We need a radical rethink of what we want social care to be and how we can help achieve it.
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