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Wellbeing of children under five and supporting the early years sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, House of Commons 20 January 2021
The early years sector experienced challenges throughout the first national lockdown with more than 69,000 early years providers temporarily closing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The future of public transport and the role of Local Government - report
The Local Government Association commissioned SYSTRA Ltd to undertake research to initiate a debate on the future of public transport in England, outside of London, with a focus on local bus services.
Information for councils on how to respond during extreme conditions.
LGA responds to new £120 million fund to boost social care sector staffing levels
“Extra funding to fill staff shortages and free up more experienced colleagues to focus on providing care directly will help with the immediate impact of the virus. Social care has been on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic and our dedicated staff rightly need as much support as possible during this incredibly challenging period.”
Information about roles and responsibilities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act.
LGA statement: Free school meal food parcels
“Ensuring vulnerable pupils are provided for is a top priority for councils with many delivering high quality food boxes in partnership with schools."
COVID-19 workforce survey research report, week ending 27 November 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
'The communications team in Oldham is also fantastic, creatively using various forums to engage with different social groups in the community'
Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader, Oldham Council
'This is not the time for silo thinking'
Cllr Ian Courts, Leader, Solihull Metropolitan Council
'Going out and talking with public openly and honestly has been beneficial'
Andy Preston, Mayor of Middlesbrough
'The relationship and communication between the leader, the chief operating officer, and across to the director of public health is more important than ever'
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader, York City Council
'Clarity of communication is essential'
Cllr Tim Swift, Leader, Calderdale Borough Council
LGA statement: School attendance during lockdown
“It is clear that demand for places is significantly higher during this national lockdown, meaning schools have been placed in the invidious position of balancing safe pupil numbers in school with the higher expectations of the delivery of up to five hours a day of lessons online.”
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