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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Spotlight on the councillor - 7 July
During this webinar we hear from a panel of councillors, on what they have done differently, innovatively and what they have learnt about their role as a community leader during COVID-19.
LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures
“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
Re-thinking local: relationship with the NHS
Councils and the NHS must work together as equal partners.
Re-thinking local: skills and the green economy
What do people want from their jobs, their careers and their lives?
Re-thinking local: full publication
Download the full publication.
The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.
Re-thinking local: economic recovery
The only way to level up the economy is to let councils act.
Re-thinking local: adult social care
The inadequacy of the funding model for social care has held care and support back for too long.
Re-thinking local: public health
Government must commit to sufficiently fund and reprioritise prevention.
Re-thinking local: supporting vulnerable people
Now is the time to act to ensure vulnerable people have better life outcomes.
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