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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
Becoming a councillor
Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning
Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
LGA statement on PAC report on cladding progress
“We urge the Government to act on all the Committee’s recommendations without delay. Issues raised in the report around insurance, mortgages and the skills shortage rightly highlight the serious challenges that need to be overcome if all buildings are to be made safe."
React, Respond, Renew – Workforce COVID-19 response
This paper provides a summary of how COVID-19 initially affected local government from a workforce perspective.
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints
“Any future reforms of adult social care must apply the lessons learned from coronavirus, as well as address the issues of fairness in how we pay for these vital services. These include people who fund their own care."
Health in All Policies: Leading place to tackle the wider determinants of health webinar, 15 September 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
Opportunities for communicators working within or for devolved areas, as well as some key principles to consider.
Changes to the current planning system technical paper workshop - 16 September 2020
Changes to the current planning system technical paper workshop - Alice Dunn, Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
LGA responds to RCPsych call for greater public health funding
"It is clear that public health funding for councils, which provides drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, represents value for money and helps to relieve pressures on other public services such as criminal justice and the NHS, further down the line."
Social determinants of health and the role of local government
The examples and case studies detailed in this report express the opportunities for health improvement and what has already been achieved.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.