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LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2021
The Local Government Association (LGA) measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the twenty-eighth round of polling conducted in February 2021.
Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions
“As democratically elected leaders and place shapers, local government is the natural partner of central government and is ideally placed to try and ensure that those out of work as a result of the pandemic are supported back into employment as quickly as possible.”
Recovery and renewal: Tackling long-term unemployment
New projections in this research reveal that the number of long-term unemployed people across England could reach 1.2 million, with significant local variations - a stark reminder of the direct impact on our communities, and the need for targeted solutions.
Vaccines: Equalities, 25 February 2021
Improving COVID Vaccination Uptake Dr Samia Latif, Consultant, Communicable Disease Control; Chair, BAME Staff Network, PHE and Assistant Academic
LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks
"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."
LGA responds to NAO report on reducing carbon emissions from cars
With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.
Community testing in Waltham Forest
Local testing and stopping the spread of the virus through communities is key to protecting the public’s safety and wellbeing. Community testing in Waltham Forest offers rapid, lateral flow tests, allowing people who have no symptoms to know if they are infected.
Building a Recovery Plan Through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, 12 February 2021
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Sandwell Council: Creating an army of vaccine advocates
Sandwell has a network of community leaders to promote vaccination; follow-up calls are also being made to those who refuse a jab; early data suggests there is little difference in uptake between ethnic groups.
Using behavioural insights to reduce non-urgent demands on child protection services by school-based designated safeguarding leads (DSLs)
Warwickshire County Council worked on the LGA Behavioural Insights Programme
Response to Public Sector Audit and Appointments (PSAA) Consultation on the 2021/22 audit fee scale: Opted-in local government and police bodies
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the proposed new system for audit fee variations. This response has been cleared by lead members of the LGA’s Resources Board.
LGA: Councils playing leading local role in vaccine rollout success
“Councils are playing a vital role in the vaccination programme that has now seen over 13 million people receive their first COVID-19 vaccine."
Delivering under pressure: supporting the wellbeing of frontline staff, 11 February 2021
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St Albans city and district council: 'We helped the NHS set up a vaccination centre in a disused nightclub'
St Albans city and district council helped the NHS set up a much-needed vaccination centre in a building which until December, was operating as a nightclub.
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