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National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners: Our response to 2021 Queen’s Speech
A Local Path to Net Zero
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
“It is good the Government continues to support councils with this latest round of funding to tackle rough sleeping."
LGA: Councils battling 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week
Latest fly-tipping statistics for England 2019/20 show that local authorities were forced to clear up just under 1 million (976,000) fly-tipping incidents, from tarmac and asbestos, to tyres and even a boat.
Sector support offer for councils
This summary sets out the sector support offer for councils in 2021/22.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on variant of concern originating in India
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening on the variant of concern originating in India, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
“As the Prime Minister said at his press conference this evening, the new variant is a worrying development and we all need to play our part in ensuring we limit any further transmission.
2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced
Karla Overington, Business Administration Apprentice at West Sussex County Council has been named as the 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.
Council employees’ pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered a pay increase of 1.50 per cent from 1 April 2021.
Improving young people’s mental health - what does a whole household approach look like?
The LGA commissioned the Centre for Mental Health to develop some case studies on ‘whole household’ approaches to young people’s mental health.
Cheshire West and Chester: the Youth Federation’s Holistic Mental Health Support service
Youth Fed’s mental health programme intends to provide an alternative to crisis or secondary mental health support. The programme aims to ensure that young people can find help easily at an early point of need.
A Partnership full of potential
A think piece on young people’s mental health from Cassandra Harrison, Chief Executive Youth Access.
Building community partnerships to achieve a shared vision on nature and land-use
With continuing UK population growth and increasing land pressures for food production, infrastructure and development, how can land be managed sustainably whilst still meeting demand, and help restore biodiversity.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
Leadership Essentials impact survey 2019-20
Findings from an impact survey sent to delegates of the 2019/20 Leadership Essentials programme.
LGA responds to new law to make school uniform costs affordable for all
Baroness Blake responds to a new law which received Royal Assent today, requiring schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs, which will ensure prices are kept down.
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