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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to be new LGA President
Baroness Grey-Thompson, currently an LGA Vice-President, will succeed outgoing President Lord Kerslake and will be formally elected at the LGA’s General Assembly in July.
National Programmes Vacancies
Diverse by design
This guide captures 15 key steps that are fundamental in helping local government employers to embed fair values, systems and behaviours throughout their organisation.
New leader: A practical checklist
An incoming council leader requires carefully planned support to be put in place at the start of their leadership and it is worth reviewing your plans, given the different context of the pandemic this year.
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
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Leadership Essentials for Councillors: Sport and Physical Activity
Online programme 13 July to 30 July 2021 (six sessions)
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