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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
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, 30 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Spotlight on Green Reset, 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: webinar recordings
How can our local areas support the country’s economic, cultural and environmental regeneration and recovery during and beyond COVID-19?
Building more inclusive economies - full report
This report examines several key areas of the inclusive economies agenda.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
"We are pleased the Government has announced further much-needed funding to help councils continue supporting rough sleepers and keeping them off the street."
LGA responds to museums and galleries reopening announcement
"Museums, galleries and libraries have adapted imaginatively to lockdown, providing new and innovative services for their communities, but they have been unable to generate income during this time putting many at risk of closure."
Domestic abuse webinar - 23 June 2020
Using Marmot principles to tackle health inequalities and COVID-19 – webinar, 23 June 2020
Watch the recording of and download the presentations from this webinar.
COVID-19 peer support for directors of public health: testing, contact tracing and outbreak management
A bespoke LGA/ADPH support offer to directors of public health and their teams for testing, contact tracing and outbreak management.
Debate on post COVID-19 NHS care and the future of service delivery, House of Commons, 24 June 2020
This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care and public health to the wider public and this needs to be harnessed in thinking about the future of care, support and wellbeing when we look beyond the pandemic.
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."
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