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Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Reorientation of services, functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
At the end of March 2020, early into the pandemic, Gateshead Council formed a Covid Economic Response Group, with workstreams on people, businesses, capital projects, stakeholders, and innovation.
Service reorientation - London Borough of Waltham Forest
The strategy intended to boost the take-up of apprenticeships, encourage living wages with businesses, tackle unemployment and in-work poverty, and create good jobs for everyone.
Working as an aligned and responsive employment and skills partnership - Tees Valley Combined Authority
“We have used our powers to relax skills and employment funding rules and funding profiles for both businesses and providers – focused on areas of immediate need."
Reorientation of services and functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Kirklees Council
In response to the pandemic, Kirklees Council has fundamentally and rapidly reassessed their approach to supporting their local businesses and residents
Borough partnerships and sector diversification - Hounslow Council
One of the key elements of HC’s response to the pandemic has been looking at how they can support a more balanced economy in the medium and long term—encouraging new businesses into the borough and upskilling residents to move communities into work.
Core Code of Ethics Guidance
This guidance document demonstrates the actions that a fire and rescue service (FRS) should ensure at an individual, management and strategic level aid interpretation, support implementation and embed the Core Code of Ethics effectively.
Have your say on our improvement offer
Your feedback will inform our SLI offer over the next three years, helping to ensure this offer remains sector led and best positioned to support council’s needs.
LGA responds to Government's Homelessness Reduction Act review
"It is vital that the Spending Review shifts the Government’s focus towards the key drivers of homelessness, including a lack of affordable housing, welfare-related poverty, and a lack of an integrated prevention approach."
Coronavirus Regulations 2020: health emergencies, planning, local government meetings and education
Changes to local authority powers and duties in health emergencies, planning, local government meetings and education resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020.
Return to Work - ICT: Communications Toolkit for Stakeholders
A how-to communications toolkit for stakeholders
Debate on motions related to planning, House of Commons, 30 September 2020
Nationally prescribed permitted development rights disempower communities and local councils. The approach inhibits local government’s ability to make decisions on behalf of their communities based on their local knowledge and evidence.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich: Partnership Working across the borough
There is strong partnership working in Greenwich to develop and improve the local offer. The overall objective is that people at the end of their lives and their families can be well supported and their outcomes improved through care and support that is integrated around the individual. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.
End of life care: guide for councils
Councils have a key role to play in helping people to die well and with dignity. This guide sets out how councils in England can play that role. The focus of this guide is adults during the final 12 months of their lives but the general principles also apply to children and young people. End of life care is loosely defined as the last year of life, but accurate predictions are difficult, which makes planning, preparation and embedding good practice important.
London Borough of Lambeth: Advance care planning – a community approach
Lambeth Advance Care Planning Consortium, an open network of statutory and voluntary sector organisations promoting the importance of recording future care and treatment wishes, is dedicated to ensuring everyone across the borough has the opportunity to make an advance care plan. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.
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