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Coronavirus: information for councils
Guidance on the pre-election period
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
The London Borough of Havering: Using the COM-B framework to develop a vaccine take up strategy
Adopted a systematic approach to encourage vaccine take up.
Hampshire County Council: Worked with the University of Southampton on rapid targeting of audiences
Creating a rapid segmentation tool to target communications.
Remote council meetings temperature check 2021
In order to understand how councils made use of these powers and their views as to how such powers might be used in the future, the Local Government Association conducted a ‘temperature check’ of councils in England. The findings of the research were also intended to contribute to an MHCLG call for evidence on the matter.
Immediately after the election: guidance for members
Once the votes have been counted, it is time for the decision making to begin. Whether you find yourself with a change in political leadership, change of control, no overall control or a minority administration we hope the advice below will be able to help and provide some practical tips and guidance.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force
“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."
Online self-service financial assessment for social care
This project was designed to speed up and support individuals to complete financial assessments for social care and reduce failed care packages. Follow-on funding was provided for the development of explanatory videos to be included in the online forms.
Online care plans give people more control
This project explored the development of online care accounts for service users and carers, enabling them to complete tasks such as updating demographic information or downloading care plans.
Preventing falls in the community with the Safe Steps mobile app
Falls can have a devastating impact on an older person’s life, causing physical injury and a loss of confidence and independence. This project aims to improve prevention and management of falls to reduce the impact on older residents and the health and social care system.
Using data mapping to inform care decisions
‘The Bridge’ is a tool for data visualisation, designed to display public sector data and provide effective economic forecasting and market insights. Follow-on funding was granted to share the project and its learning with other councils.
Taking the strain with cobots in care
Funding was provided for a series of engagement events to raise awareness of cobot (collaborative robot) technology and the potential benefits it can offer the UK care sector.
‘I was just starting as a public health director when virus hit’
An interview with Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council
‘This isn’t over, but I’m cautiously optimistic as I retire’
An interview with Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
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