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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021
We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.
LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension
“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."
April 2021: Supporting your public health heroes
With the importance of public health practitioners being thrown into the spotlight by COVID-19, UK Public Health Register CEO Marcial Boo explores how employers can take a more active role in supporting the development of their own practitioner workforce.
Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK
Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.
LGA submission to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Future Buildings Standard 13 April 2021
The LGA welcomes the Government’s second stage of proposals for non-domestic and domestic standards that will support achieving the UK’s commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Workforce planning support offer 2021
As part of the MHCLG Improvement grant the LGA is providing up to 25 councils with targeted support on Strategic Workforce Planning in 2021.
NJC COVID-19: general update #3
Employers’ Secretary: Naomi Cooke Address for correspondence: Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 020 7664 3000 info
National Professional Qualifications announcement
The Department of Education (DfE) will be introducing a reformed suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) from September 2021.
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 5 March 2021
This report is part of a series of monthly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement of the next step of the roadmap
“Councils continue to work closely with local businesses to help high streets reopen safely and successfully again from 12 April.”
Bristol City Council: bridging the gap between NHS and community
The council has worked closely with the local community since the start of the vaccination programme to encourage good uptake.
Cornwall: how we set up mass vaccination sites to take pressure off NHS
Cornwall used this winter’s flu vaccination programme, which for the first time involved people aged 50 to 64, to test out the concept of mass vaccination centres.
Somerset County Council: running outreach clinics for the homeless
At the start of the pandemic the council set up a homelessness cell - which led to many rough sleepers being encouraged off the streets and into accommodation.
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