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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.
LGA responds to vaccine prioritisation for homeless people and rough sleepers
“It is positive that there is now clarity that local teams are able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping."
LGA responds to National Audit Office investigation into Culture Recovery Fund
“The Culture Recovery Fund is providing a much needed lifeline for arts, heritage and cultural organisations in a time of crisis."
LGA responds to extension of COVID Winter Grant Scheme
"This extra funding is a positive step to enable councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship, including support for families during the Easter holidays alongside the new Holiday Activities and Food fund."
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Tracker
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Tracker creates a data driven digital approach enabling information from multiple safeguarding bodies to be easily and securely shared, matched and anonymised. By limiting access to the necessary information to only authorised parties, this approach sits squarely within the GDPR regulations and wider requirements as demanded by the Data Protection Act 2018.
Vaccine communications - tackling hesitancy and misinformation, 11 March 2021
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Virtual support project – AutonoMe
This collaborative project set out to help people with learning disabilities live more independently, particularly after the Covid pandemic. This was done by developing and implementing virtual support through a provider that guides people through information and learning materials to develop their employability and better manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Digital Discharge to Assess
The aims of the SCDIA Digital Discharge to Assess project were to develop a cloud-based case management system that did not depend on a single IT partner or supplier; allow users (with appropriate permissions) to capture, update, track, and report on data about a person’s journey through the Discharge to Assess process; create a ‘single version of the truth’, with a raft of associated patient benefits and service efficiencies.
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