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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.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
Design in the public sector: Innovative approaches to low energy housing, 15 June 2021
Design Council introduction Jessie Johnson, Lead Programme Manager, Design Council The design approach in practice Will Pearson, Strategy and
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
LGA response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government remote meetings call for evidence, 10 June 2021
Over the past year, councils have conducted all of their council business virtually due to pandemic. Councils have reported that virtual meetings have allowed for critical decision to be made democratically and without delay during this period of emergency.
LGA responds to ONS rough sleeping figures
“It is positive that rough sleeping has fallen. This is testament to the efforts of councils, working with government and partners, in getting people sleeping rough off the streets during the pandemic, and into safe and suitable accommodation."
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 7 May 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 Ofsted review of sexual harassment in schools
"Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, and local safeguarding partnerships, including councils, health providers and the police along with schools will want to consider carefully the findings and recommendations of this report."
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