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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.
'We must avoid any temptation for ICS to look and feel like old Strategic Health Authorities'
A think piece on the NHS legislation proposals from Cllr Tim Swift, Rob Webster and Robin Tuddenham from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
LGA responds to increased care home testing announcement
“Social care staff have been on the frontline throughout this pandemic and rightly deserve all the protections they need to continue to doing their incredible work."
Local Government Association Model Councillor Code of Conduct 2020
This Code has been designed to protect our democratic role, encourage good conduct and safeguard the public’s trust in local government.
London Borough of Hackney: Charedi Orthodox Jewish community engagement
The Charedi Orthodox Community leads a highly observant, communal religious life, with no access to TV, radio, mainstream media and little digital access. The council had to consider how to get public health messages to the community without using digital communications.
Domestic Abuse Bill Second Reading House of Lords, Tuesday 5 January 2021
The Domestic Abuse Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims, whilst also helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
Localising decision making: a guide to support effective working across neighbourhood, place and system
This guide has been produced by the LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to provide key prompts and actions for local leaders to promote strong localised decision making across health and local government.
Supporting residents who have been affected by cladding issues
This Local Government Association (LGA) briefing is aimed at ward councillors supporting residents in their local areas. It explains the background to the cladding scandal, highlights issues facing residents, and sets out ways in which councillors might support them.
LGA responds to Crisis report on preventing 60,000 people from becoming homeless in England
“Council housing waiting lists could nearly double as a result of COVID-19. It is vital that the government lifts the No Recourse to Public Funds condition to help prevent homelessness for the migrants who can't currently access the welfare safety net."
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