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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."
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on Serious Violence Reduction Orders, 6 November 2020
Investing in early intervention and prevention initiatives is vital, in order to help prevent serious violent crime, and knife crime. The Youth Endowment Fund is a welcome investment in youth diversionary schemes, but it cannot replace core local government funding in youth services.
LGA responds to government winter package to help children and families
The Government has announced a winter funding package, which will enable councils to support families and individuals most at need in their local communities.
Care Technology Support Programme
We have partnered with Rethink Partners to help us deliver a range of connected opportunities that will support councils to create momentum and new ways of thinking about care technology.
LGA responds to Age UK report calling for care staff pay rise
"The upcoming Spending Review must provide councils with the extra funding they need to help shore up social care ahead of winter and get through the second wave of COVID-19, while also using this as the basis for future reform of social care to place it on a long-term, sustainable footing.”
'We've regrouped and will beat this second wave'
Rachel Flowers, Director of Public Health, The London Borough of Croydon
Social Care Digital Innovation – Sharing the learning, Tuesday 3 November 2.00PM
London Borough of Southwark – Safe Steps falls assessment and prevention Jamie Penston-Raja, Digital Project Manager, London Borough of Southwark
Environmental Health Together - Resource List
LGA: Devolve National Citizen Service funding to local youth services
“Youth services have a vital role to play in providing young people with safe spaces to go and trusted relationships with adults who can help them make positive life choices and avoid being drawn into negative situations during and after the pandemic."
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