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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.
Inclusive economies: Manchester City Council considering social value in procurement
"The proportion of local expenditure has increased from 51.5 per cent in 2008/09 to 69.9 per cent in 2018/19 which represents an additional £138 million in the local economy."
Inclusive economies: Preston City Council's approach to community wealth building
"The most recent analysis shows that an extra £74 million spend has been retained in Preston and £200 million extra in Lancashire."
Inclusive economies: What inclusive growth means for Sheffield City Region
In Sheffield City Region, the development of the Strategic Economic Plan [SEP] included a clear aim to ensure that it reflected and supported principles of inclusive growth.
Inclusive economies: Gloucestershire County Council creating homes and supporting communities
"As well as increasing the supply of affordable social housing, this partnership has increased the activities of a company whose model is based on good quality work."
Inclusive economies: Leeds City Council connecting residents to local opportunities
"At the end of the programme, participants were guaranteed an interview for work at the hospital. This resulted in some excellent employment outcomes for local residents."
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Social care remains on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus and excess deaths in care homes continues to be higher than the five-year average, compared to hospitals which have seen a decline, leaving our older people and most vulnerable at risk."
Responding to the COVID-19 recovery: building organisational development capacity in local government
The LGA and North West Employers are working together to support council’s OD professionals in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
LGA responds to Barnado's report on foster care
"Councils continue to do an excellent job ensuring that children have access to support despite the difficulties experienced during the coronavirus pandemic."
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