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Coronavirus: information for councils
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
Presentations for this event are available here.
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."
Bristol City Council: Share insights and evidence of success
BCC was the first council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2018, and in their approach to comms and engagement, evaluation is key.
Waltham Forest Council: A cross-council approach
WFC recommends ‘using insight to create the content that you know your residents will engage with.’
Climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important topics for central government and local authorities. Local authorities are developing tangible evidence and plans for how they are tackling climate change in their areas.
Building best practice and innovation in local authority climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important for central government and local authorities but recently, they have moved to the forefront of national and international politics.
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
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