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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
TEST FOR MEDIA TEAM number 2
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage
The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.
Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) 2021-2022
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led. Last year, 17 successful projects received money from the programme to promote, facilitate and enhance their role and capacity to meet their local housing need.
LGA responds to social care funding announcement
The Government's social care announcement is an important 'first step', but further clarity is needed on a range of additional crucial issues. In the coming weeks, government needs to work with councils, their partners and those with lived experience, in order to develop a care and support system which is fit for the future.
LGA responds to PAC report into DWP support for employment during the pandemic
"With adequate resourcing and powers and the ability to work in partnership with national government and others at an earlier stage in planning provision, councils can help well-intended but often disconnected national schemes move people into work, and keep businesses recruiting."
LGA Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22 Prospectus
Expert help to support local housing, planning and homelessness priorities.
LGA responds to latest sexually transmitted infections data
LGA responds to Public Health England’s annual sexually transmitted infections (STI) data for 2020, which show a decline in the number of people attending and testing positive for STIs.
LGA responds to latest suicides statistics
"Suicide prevention is a public health priority for local government and every council has a suicide prevention plan in place."
Reducing Plastic Waste, House of Commons Debate, 8 September 2021
Councils and households are working together to increase recycling rates, with plastic packaging collected by councils doubling over the past decade. Councils are ready to take on the challenge of improving recycling rates further.
Transitional safeguarding learning event: ‘bridging the gap’, 8 September 2021
Research in Practice ‘Bridging the Gap: Transitional Safeguarding Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice Practical ways how social workers can
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