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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
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Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
This end of year report provides an overview and summary of highlights from the 2020/21 support programme.
Leaders of organisations that represent adult social care nationally are urging the Government to act now on reform of England’s social care system.
LGA: Road funding drop this year could pay for 9.5 million pothole repairs
The Government’s £2.5 billion Pothole Repair Fund - announced in the Budget - will help councils to do more to maintain our roads this year and will go a long way to help tackling our local road repairs backlog.
National Bus Strategy Briefing, 21 May 2021
Download presentations from the Department for Transport and Hertfordshire County Council.
Government consultation - Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes
Support for children entitled to free school meals House of Commons, 26 May 2021
Councils work hard to support children with a range of vulnerabilities, including those who are eligible for free school meals
Hertfordshire County Council: Sustainability action plan
Hertfordshire County Council developed an action plan to set out the policies and strategies needed to embed sustainability across all their operations and services.
LGA survey: £118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year
Councils stand ready to help the Government prioritise disadvantaged pupils in its education recovery plan and to prevent the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and young people and their peers from widening further as a result of the pandemic.
National Network of Safeguarding Adults Board Chairs: Annual Report on 2020 to 2021
The National Network for Chairs of Safeguarding Adults Boards covers England and Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Rural response - Shropshire Council
The COVID-19 economic taskforce has focused on bringing partnerships together to deliver SC’s pandemic response.
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