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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to BPPA statement on reopening of pubs
“It is up to individuals and businesses to make sure they act responsibly and safely, including maintaining social distancing. Councils will be working with police, businesses and other partners to ensure existing and new requirements are complied with."
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 webinar, 30 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Spotlight on Green Reset webinar, 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.
'We are building the plane while trying to fly it'
Colin Cox, Director of Public Health, Cumbria County Council.
'I have tried to be a visible, trusted face'
Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council.
Remote meeting interactive map
This tool will help, members, officers and residents explore which video conferencing software all local authorities across England are using, how the meetings are streamed to the public and press while also collating all authority’s council meeting calendars in one place for the most up to date information on local democracy around the country.
Housing Delivery – webinar, 22 June 2020
Supporting councils to develop career pathways
Career Pathways are key tools within the workforce planning process as it drives succession planning and delivers solutions to support business as usual.
LGA responds to IFS report on coronavirus impact on council finances
"Emergency government funding provided to councils has helped them in dealing with the impact of COVID-19 in recent months. Further funding and financial flexibilities are now needed to help councils meet a shortfall which we estimate could reach at least a further £6 billion this year."
100,000 social homes a year needed as part of COVID-19 recovery - councils warn
A post-pandemic building boom of 100,000 affordable homes a year is needed to provide housing fit for social care, health and other key workers who have fought coronavirus on the frontline and the families of those who lost their lives, a new report by the Local Government Association sets out today.
Windrush generations festival | Hackney Council
Hackney Council’s Windrush Generations programme has transformed the Council’s engagement with elders, and others, from our African-Caribbean communities. The programme directly engaged 3000 Windrush elders and their descendants across 25 activities.
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