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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to BPPA statement on reopening of pubs
“It is up to individuals and businesses to make sure they act responsibly and safely, including maintaining social distancing. Councils will be working with police, businesses and other partners to ensure existing and new requirements are complied with."
LGA responds to Which? report on support for vulnerable people to access food
"We urge anybody who is struggling with access to food, whether they are part of the shielded cohort or vulnerable for other reasons, to contact their local council who will be able to help put in place arrangements to support them."
LGA responds to launch of second phase of independent review into drugs misuse
"Working with government alongside local NHS, community groups and other partners, councils want to ensure everyone gets the support they need wherever possible."
Spotlight on Learning Through Crisis webinar, 30 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Spotlight on Green Reset webinar, 1 July 2020
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Keir Starmer MP | 1 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party and Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, Leader, LGA Labour Group and Senior Vice-Chair, LGA.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future | Tuesday 30 June
At our first webinar, we launched our discussion paper ‘Re-Thinking Local: A Vision for the Future’ which set out ideas for locally led regeneration and rejuvenation.
#CouncilsCan: a local response to a global pandemic
Councils across the country have stepped up to an unprecedented challenge.
Re-thinking local: our offers and asks
Government must offer the broadest vision possible in its upcoming Devolution White Paper, and present a localist Spending Review with place-based budgets.
Re-thinking local: economic recovery
The only way to level up the economy is to let councils act.
Re-thinking local: adult social care
The inadequacy of the funding model for social care has held care and support back for too long.
Re-thinking local: public health
Government must commit to sufficiently fund and reprioritise prevention.
Re-thinking local: full publication
Download the full publication.
Re-thinking local: supporting vulnerable people
Now is the time to act to ensure vulnerable people have better life outcomes.
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