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Coronavirus: information for councils
Cllr James Jamieson: investment in local services vital to our national recovery
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to NAO report on the supply of PPE during the pandemic
“Care home staff and those working in people’s homes have been doing an incredible job in extremely challenging circumstances throughout this crisis."
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners
Priorities for the Spending Review
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner for England’s report on the future of children’s social care
“Children’s services were already under strain prior to the pandemic, but those pressures have been exacerbated by COVID-19."
Spending Review investment in local services vital to our national economic and social recovery
Now is not the time for the services our communities will turn to for help to have to be drastically scaled back or lost altogether.
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
Post-coronavirus boom in social housing needed to tackle spiralling council housing waiting lists - new report reveals
A post-pandemic building boom of 100,000 new social homes for rent each year would not only meet demand for affordable homes but deliver a £14.5 billion boost to the economy.
LGA: Local government must be able to lead shoulder-to-shoulder with NHS on COVID-19 vaccination drive
The LGA said the Government and NHS must utilise the knowledge and experience of directors of public health when it comes to distributing a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Debate on regulation and prevention of online harm - House of Commons, 19 November 2020
The internet has created a powerful medium for the exploitation and abuse of children on an international scale and makes it harder to monitor abuse and bullying. Social media has provided a platform for the sharing of harmful images and information affecting self-esteem, self-image and mental health. These issues must be tackled on a local to national to international level.
Joint circular No. 114 - police staff council handbook: part 3 guidance on police staff misconduct procedures
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LGA response to the Government’s consultation on allocation methods for New Burdens funding: New Duty on Local Authorities to Provide Domestic Abuse Support in Safe Accommodation in England Friday 13 November 2020
Councils recognise they have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse, alongside partners in health, education, housing, the police and wider services. The Government’s commitment to ensure adequate funding will be provided to place vital accommodation-based domestic abuse services on a long-term, sustainable footing is therefore a positive step.
Member Peer Virtual Meeting -12 November 2020
Making Health Everyone’s Business Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
‘Even when measures get imposed don’t feel powerless’
It was the night before Eid at the end of July when the bombshell dropped. Ministers announced that household mixing was to be banned under extra restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus across the Bradford District.
‘Leicester Lockdown took us by surprise’
Anne Court, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
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