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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme
Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils
LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
Loneliness case studies
Councils are at the forefront of tackling loneliness and isolation. We have collated different best practice examples including how a library service is keeping people connected and innovative programmes developed to address digital exclusion.
Getting people talking about menopause
Kirklees Council (KC) prioritises inclusion and the health and wellbeing of their people. With a high proportion of females in the workforce and almost half of those females being average menopausal age, they recognised the impact that menopause can have on both individuals and the organisation. KC started work in 2018 to create a more supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues approaching or experiencing menopause.
Information on councillor safety from the Conservative Councillors’ Association
At this time, questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives. We wanted to bring to your attention the resources and information available to councillors to support you as you work in your communities.
Guidance on Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) engagement
Initial expectations for the role of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) within Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).
Beyond the roadmap: living with COVID-19, 14 September 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Developing a safe and effective social media presence, 13 September 2021
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Building housing retrofit skills, 15 September 2021
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Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
"We look forward to working with Michael Gove as our new Secretary of State at MHCLG to build on this and ensure councils are backed with the resources and freedoms they need to build back local from the pandemic, level up communities and deliver more for our residents and communities.”
Police joint circular 118 – PSC archive
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Reigate & Banstead Borough Council: Live Local, Work Local
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council developed a bespoke website for local residents to showcase local employers, promote local opportunities and the benefits of living and working locally. They also customised an existing product for schools, providing careers advice with details of key local industries and employers.
LGA – securing the future of public sport and leisure facilities and services integral to health of the nation
The new report, Securing the Future of Public Sport and Leisure Services published in partnership with the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) evaluates the current state of public sport and leisure services and sets out recommendations to ensure the survival and development of the sector.
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