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LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
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.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."
Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
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LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health
“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."
Joint education services circular (JESC) No 221 - Youth and community workforce survey
To: Local Authorities in England and Wales Local Government Association Subscribers 22 February 2021 Dear Colleague, Joint Education Services Circular
How can we sustain behaviour change?
BI podcast transcription: North East Lincolnshire
Rhian Gladman: Welcome to the latest episode of the Nudges for Social Good podcast, from the local government association. My name is Rhian Gladman
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on the development of the next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, 19 February 2021
The Local Government Association welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Government’s consultation on the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021 to 2024. The following submission outlines our key points on behalf of our membership, although local authorities will also look to respond directly to this consultation.
LGA responds to announcement that unregulated accommodation for vulnerable children under 16 will be banned
Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: “Today’s announcements are positive steps towards ensuring that all children in care live in good quality homes that meet their needs and help them to thrive."
Joint circular No. 114 (revised) Police Staff Council Handbook
Revised version of the guidance on police staff misconduct procedures
Community testing in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton opened its first rapid testing centre in November and now has a network of seven across the city, using a hub and spoke approach.
Sheffield City Council: Dealing with the logistics so NHS can focus on the jabs
The council has played a crucial role in helping keep vaccination centres running and taking responsibility for many of the logistical issues so NHS staff can concentrate on giving vaccines.
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