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LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic
“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
Reimagining the future of public leisure services, 21 January 2021
Karen Bradford, Chief Executive, South Kesteven District Council Laurie Fergusson, Strategic Service Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Ian
Domestic Abuse Bill Committee Stage House of Lords - 25 and 27 January; 1, 3 and 8 February 2021
The Domestic Abuse Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims, whilst also helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
LGA responds to introduction of space standards for homes delivered under permitted development
Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, responds to the announcement from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick that new homes delivered under permitted development rights will have to meet space standards.
6. Developing the care and support workforce
The local workforce is a key enabler to the delivery of the local vision of support to adults with LD&A.
5. Enabling the care and support system
The Care Act 2014 requires councils to promote the individual wellbeing of adults with care and support needs and carers in their
4. Understanding demand, prevention and early intervention
Having a detailed understanding of the drivers of demand for support for adults with LD&A is critically important as this can guide the use of cost-effective prevention/early intervention approaches.
Leeds City Council – Strengths-based working
Leeds City Council Adult Social Care has fully embraced strengths-based approaches in the delivery of its social services responsibilities.
SCCMR Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) FAQs
The purpose of the questionnaire is to obtain the self-assessment of each council in England about the level of risk in their local social care market, the stability of social care provision and an understanding of the councils’ plans and contingency arrangements.
LGA responds to AGE UK report on domestic abuse bill
“The upcoming Spending Review needs to provide the long-term, sustainable settlement for councils so they can protect individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse, including investment in perpetrator programmes and a new National Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy.”
Darlington Council Learning Disability Services
Darlington is an example of a council that demonstrates good practice across all six domains of this outcomes and improvement framework and achieves excellent outcomes for people with a learning disability. It has also consistently realised significant efficiency savings.
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