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LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions
Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic.
LGA responds to national report by HMICFRS on fire and rescue services response to the pandemic
“The report rightly highlights the important work of the fire sector in responding to the pandemic. Fire authorities are proud of their work in responding to the pandemic and supporting their communities. I also want to thank all those firefighters and other staff who volunteer to help save lives and reduce the pressure on the NHS."
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
Reimagining the future of public leisure services, 21 January 2021
Karen Bradford, Chief Executive, South Kesteven District Council Laurie Fergusson, Strategic Service Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Ian
Domestic Abuse Bill Committee Stage House of Lords - 25 and 27 January; 1, 3 and 8 February 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.
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
An example of a council led cross party and joint community stakeholder group aimed at improving the way the council works with and supports Black Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities in its area.
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."
COVID-19: LGA responds to national lockdown announcement
"Councils will continue to step up to support residents, especially those who are more vulnerable, businesses and education settings."
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