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Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
New Core Code of Ethics to be at the heart of Fire and Rescue Services
Developed in consultation with the sector, the Core Code is designed to help employees of the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) act in the best way towards each other and while serving the public. It will sit alongside the Code of Ethics Fire Standard developed by the Fire Standards Board.
Tackling inequalities and disproportionality – Camden Council
Following reports of disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and other ethnic backgrounds, Camden Council formed a working group to investigate.
LGA - Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions
More than 16,000 affordable homes could have been lost in England in the past five years as a result of offices converted into homes under permitted development rights.
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A local path to net zero
To showcase and promote local climate action in the lead up to COP26, we have invited stakeholders, partners, think tanks and industry experts to share their perspectives on the importance of the 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."
Working arrangements: Christmas Day & Boxing Day 2021 and New Year’s Day 2022
Employers’ Secretary: Naomi Cooke Address for correspondence: Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 020 7664 3000 info
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."
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