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MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’
LGA submission: Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
This review is timely and much needed in light of the challenges posed to the visitor economy by the pandemic, which has exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses as well as creating significant new issues.
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic
“We need to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all.”
The LGA is calling on the Government to use the Queen’s Speech to bring forward “turbo-charged” proposals for devolution that give all councils across country the power to meet the challenges and opportunities facing their communities over the coming decade.
A councillor's guide to leading the homelessness sector
In this guide, we seek to provide councillors whether in cabinet, scrutiny or their own wards, with some key information about homelessness.
Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services
This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.
Research methods to engage residents
During the pandemic councils are relying on a range of tools to listen to, and engage with, local groups.
Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times
The response to, and recovery from, an emergency is carried out first and foremost at the local level. Better coordination between the local, regional and national levels of response and greater support for organisations involved in response planning is needed to share and apply learning from exercises and real-life events.
National Institute for Health Research: How the NIHR can work with your local authority to evaluate public health interventions, 22 April 2021
Download presentations from the National Institute for Health Research, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Leeds City Council.
LGA & Zoom Video Conferencing Workshop - Q&A
A summary fo the questions answered at the end of the Zoom webinar
Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake: a guide for councils
This publication focuses on the work councils can undertake to improve vaccine uptake.
Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake
The overall objective of this material is to serve as a resource for councils that are working to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake; show how behavioural insights (BI) can be applied to specific challenges related to vaccine uptake; and provide support for councils that are interested in applying more advanced BI methods, tools, and techniques.
Councils spearheading national climate change effort
To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.
Transforming responses to economic abuse, 21 April 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.