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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
First responder training for councils and other organisations
Guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers
"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery
“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."
Southampton City Council's adult learning programme
Southampton City Council’s adult learning programme revealed that 91 per cent of learners said their confidence increases, 74 per cent said they felt more included and 67 per cent said it increased their health and wellbeing.
Islington Council upskilling their residents
Islington Council supports more than 1500 local residents every year through a wide variety of courses with many using them to upskill or change careers, while others use them to boost their self-confidence or as a stepping-stone to employment.
Lincolnshire County Council supporting adults into learning programmes
Lincolnshire County Council supported 7,511 adults onto 1,235 learning programmes during 2018/19. It targeted specific groups including people with learning difficulties and disabilities, no or low qualifications, the unemployed and residents from the most deprived neighbourhoods – which accounted for 20 per cent of learners.
LGA responds to UK2070 Commission report on regional inequality
“As the Commission rightly shows, a centralised employment and skills system run from Whitehall is not the most effective way to support people find a job or progress to more rewarding work, something the LGA has long called to be devolved."
Private children's social care company debts putting children's care at risk - LGA warns
Six of the 10 largest independent groups of providers of children’s residential and fostering placements had more debts and liabilities than tangible assets last year raising concerns about their viability, research published by the Local Government Association reveals today.
Nudges for social good: practical tips and learning from the LGA's behavioural insights programme
Useful hints, reminders and examples which other councils can use when implementing their own behavioural insights projects.
Profit making and risk in independent children’s social care placement providers
We are increasingly concerned about the levels of debt and indicators of financial risk in some of the largest groups, as well as the lack of market
Health and social care
Designed to develop knowledge, skills and practices which are needed to be successful in adult social care setting.
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