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LGA: Councils playing leading local role in vaccine rollout success

“Councils are playing a vital role in the vaccination programme that has now seen over 13 million people receive their first COVID-19 vaccine."

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LGA responds to Health and Care white paper

“This white paper provides a promising base on which to build stronger working relationships between local government and the NHS, as equal partners, to address the wider determinants of health and deliver better and more coordinated health and care services"

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LGA responds to Historic England’s High Streets Cultural Programme

"This funding is positive and will help to support the revitalisation of our high streets as part of our national recovery from COVID-19."

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LGA responds to ONS data on COVID-19 deaths by disability status

“Protecting our most clinically vulnerable people has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."

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LGA responds to NAO report on shielding the clinically extremely vulnerable during lockdown

“As this report recommends, it is crucial that councils receive regular, secure access to data, so that they can reach out and support the right people at the right time."

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on procurement and supply of PPE

“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, including on future PPE supply and infection control measures. Frontline health and care workers should receive all the appropriate protective equipment they need.”

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LGA statement on leaseholder cladding cost measures

"It is good that the Secretary of State has secured unprecedented funding to ensure leaseholders in high-rise blocks will not have to pay anything towards cladding remediation. This is an important step towards protecting leaseholders from the unfair cost of a crisis that is not of their making and something the LGA has long-called for."

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LGA responds to EFRA Committee report on flood resilience targets

"Funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas and sit within a new national framework for addressing the climate emergency.”

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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report into preventing gang involvement and youth violence

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Children’s Commissioner’s report that looks at how effectively existing infrastructure within local authorities is being used to deliver a public health approach to preventing gang involvement and youth violence.

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Serious child harm cases reported by councils rise by more than a quarter during pandemic, warns LGA

"Councils have been working hard with their partners to respond to changing and emerging threats to children and young people, including criminal exploitation, through online and virtual contact and resources, as well as high priority home visits."