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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA responds to final extension of Covid Local Support Grant
"This latest continuation of funding will help councils to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship, including being able to provide further targeted help to families entitled to Free School Meals during the summer holiday period. Councils can now plan ahead into the early autumn."
Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
This end of year report provides an overview and summary of highlights from the 2020/21 support programme.
COVID-19 communications: communicating easing of restrictions, 17 June 2021
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LGA responds to national offer day for school places
"Councils have worked closely with schools during the pandemic to ensure no child goes without a place. Despite an increase in applicants, the number of parents offered any of their ranked preference primary schools has increased to more than 98 per cent, with the equivalent offer rate for secondary schools maintained at more than 95 per cent."
Durham County Council: Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster project supporting parents and carers of children and young people with emotional and mental health problems.
LGA: Councils need to be at heart of levelling up ambitions
“The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill should be used as an opportunity to tackle our fragmented employment and skills system, with a greater role for councils and employers to help create jobs and training opportunities in their local communities."
Key climate change related events this year, in the lead up to COP26.
Worcestershire County Council predicts longer-term care needs using UPRNs
Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on its health and welfare services in response to the pandemic.
LGA responds to independent review of children’s social care
“We support the ambition of the independent review of children’s social care to make sure children, including those in care, grow up in loving, stable and safe environments.
LGA responds to mandatory vaccinations for workers in care homes
Cllr David Fothergill responds to the Government’s decision to make vaccination a condition of deployment for anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care.
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