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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.
Hearing from children and young people on mental health awareness week
The User Voice and Participation Team at Surrey County Council ensure children and young people have their voices heard.
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on health and care reform white paper
"A clear timeline is urgently needed from government on when concrete proposals will be brought forward."
New councillor hub
All the essential information you may need as a newly elected councillor and a useful addition to the support you will receive from your own council.
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners: Our response to 2021 Queen’s Speech
We are united in our view that the Government’s proposals for the future of social care – promised again in the Queen’s Speech for later this year – must be brought forward urgently along with a clear timeline for action.
May 2021: We must keep the focus on mental health in the workplace
To support May’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Simon Blake, Chief Executive of Mental Health First Aid England, reflects on how the last year has made us focus on mental health and wellbeing and suggests ways that employers can learn from this as we start to reshape our work and workplaces.
Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care, 13 May 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to Ofsted report on supporting SEND in mainstream schools
“It is good that this research recognises that multi-agency support for pupils with SEND often complements the support offered by schools. However, the continued rise in demand for overall and new education, health and care (EHC) plans remains a pressing issue for councils as they strive to provide every child with the best possible support to meet their needs."
LGA responds to new figures for children and young people on education, health and care plans
"All children, including those with SEND, will undoubtedly need additional support in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of the pandemic".
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