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Coronavirus: information for councils
Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’
Letter to the Chancellor on adult social care reform
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.”
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
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.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want 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."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
Targeting non-registered groups
The primary route of contacting residents for vaccinations is through GP registrations.
Maintaining preventive behaviours post-vaccine
In a national poll (YouGov, 2020) 29 per cent said they were less likely to follow the rules after vaccines and 11 per cent said they would not follow the rules.
Encouraging vaccine take-up among younger people
Encouraging vaccine take-up is likely to become more challenging, especially when reaching the lowest priority younger generations.
Second vaccine jab compliance
Ensuring residents take their second vaccine dose could be a challenge with which councils can support PHE and the NHS.
Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.
Misinformation about vaccines is posing problems for vaccine uptake.
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.
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