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Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
Full opening of schools, 25 February 2021
Suite of guidance documents for education settings on Gov.uk: Early Years Schools Further Education Special schools, special post-16 providers and
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero
We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”
New guidance on restricting staff movement in care homes
On 3 March 2021, the Government published guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between care settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of infection.
How can sport and physical activity contribute to our national recovery, 3 March 2021
Download presentations from the Youth Sport Trust and Exeter City Council.
LGA responds to new weight management services funding
“This new funding is a positive step and a reflection of our shared commitment with government to helping people of all ages achieve a healthier weight, by investing in prevention."
FEAST: Re-Ignition, funding to support artist engagement in communities
FEAST invests in community and artist-led projects and events that break new ground. Its specific purpose is to generate arts and cultural activity in towns, villages and parishes across Cornwall in a way that is highly visible to the public.
COVID-19 Emergency response - PPE production
Social care settings in Gateshead, both council-operated and private, could not access essential PPE as the COVID-19 emergency developed. The library service responded by developing the production of PPE visors. In total 7,500 visors were produced by the library service in 8 weeks.
Leisure under lockdown: how culture and leisure services responded to COVID-19 - full report
Case study report
Libraries providing a lifeline: Libraries from Home
Libraries faced an unprecedented demand for their services during lockdown. Libraries Connected estimate that libraries made 5 million additional digital loans and loaned 3.5 million more e-books than usual in this period.
Barnsley Museums: Staying safe and engaged - Barnsley Council
Knowing that residents in lockdown would be facing isolation, loneliness and a lack of opportunity to engage in cultural activities, Barnsley Museums sought to continue their programmes in new and innovative ways.
Digital Bootcamp: Building skills to enable local sporting and activity groups to get more people active
The digital bootcamp supported over 20 organisations to build on their digital marketing and business skills, which in turn helped them to connect to their members and communities, develop their digital business and access guidance and funding.
Virtual Windrush Generations Festival - Hackney Council
“We have set about establishing a resilient relationship between council and sector, one built on understanding, respect and dialogue. We are able to respond to change, adversity and opportunity with confidence."
Slung Low and Social Care Referrals: No one in Holbeck and Beeston goes hungry
"Slung Low responded rapidly to the crisis facing the local community. They provided a vital lifeline to residents of Holbeck and Beeston."
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