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Coronavirus: information for councils
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Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
January 2021: Looking for a staffing solution to the world of 2021?
Helen Reeves, Programme Manager for Leadership at the LGA, reflects on the surge of graduate talent available to local government this year through the National Graduate Development Programme, and the role it can play as a catalyst for change in your organisation.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on improving broadband
"Councils are committed to working closely with the Government to help deliver on its nationwide gigabit-broadband and mobile coverage ambitions."
Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on early years settings, House of Commons, 12 January 2021
In our Child-centred recovery report, we highlight how effective, high quality early years provision makes a difference to young children, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage, improving social mobility and offering them a good start in life. Early years providers have continued to support children throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
LGA responds to latest test and trace figures
"Councils know their communities best, with nearly 9 in 10 setting up contact tracing teams across the country to work with the national system and successfully find many hard-to-reach cases, while also helping to ensure as many people as possible can get vaccinated."
Re-thinking local government finance – Part I, 7 January 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Libraries advocacy webinar: Economic renewal, Monday 11 January 2021
Suffolk libraries - Bruce Leeke, Chief Executive and Krystal Vittles, Head of Service Delivery, Suffolk Libraries Hull libraries strategy - Michelle
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole CP Council Equality Action Commission Group
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is committed to engaging with its diverse communities
LGA statement on lockdown business grant funding
“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support communities and businesses through this crisis. This includes distributing more than £11 billion to 880,000 small businesses through previous grant schemes last year."
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