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Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
Stay home and save lives this weekend
LGA: 600 percent boom in online library memberships in some areas since coronavirus lockdown
All council-owned libraries have closed because of the coronavirus outbreak but residents are still able to access digital library resources.
Councils are providing additional online access to resources under the hashtag #LibrariesFromHome, extending online memberships for no extra fee, and all fines incurred as a result of the closures will be waived.
LGA responds to ADEPT’s survey on coronavirus impact on council waste services
“This survey shows that most council-run general waste and recycling kerbside collection services are operating as normal, which is testament to the sterling work of refuse workers rising to the challenge during the coronavirus crisis."
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Many councils have made significant progress in developing systems to support people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency - this note provides a point of cross-reference.
LGA: stay home and save lives this weekend
“By simply remaining at home, we can save lives and reduce the pressure on our incredible health and social care workers.”
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Government bus funding announcement
Responding to the announcement by the Transport Secretary that bus services in England will receive a funding boost of nearly £400 million, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:
“Many key workers rely on local buses to get to and from work, whether that is nurses needing to get to hospital or social care staff to look after the most vulnerable.
LGA responds to Asphalt Industry Alliance survey on state of local roads
“Councils share the frustration of motorists about the state of our local roads and, as this survey shows, fixing our roads is a priority for them. Despite the financial pressures councils face, they continue to fix a pothole every 21 seconds."
Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice
The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Community support
The way our local communities are organised has been fundamentally impacted by COVID-19. Local authorities and community organisations are working around the clock to ensure that residents can access the local support that they need in a way that is suitable for them.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Volunteers
COVID-19 has impacted the way we live our lives and are able to go out in our communities. Councils across the country are working to engage, mobilise and support thousands of volunteers who are kindly giving their time to their communities and neighbours.
COVID-19 employment law FAQs
Workforce FAQs referring to the situation in England and Wales during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: contact the LGA
We are here to support your council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Information and guidance related to communications with residents, stakeholders and staff.
LGA responds to new coronavirus measures to protect people at highest risk
"We are ready to coordinate and lead local partners in each community to ensure that there is support for our most vulnerable residents"
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