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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
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.
Member Peer Virtual Meeting -12 November 2020
Making Health Everyone’s Business Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Template letter to reply to people concerned about the Planning White Paper
The Durham Lib Dem Group has created a template letter to communicate to residents about the Planning White Paper.
‘Even when measures get imposed don’t feel powerless’
It was the night before Eid at the end of July when the bombshell dropped. Ministers announced that household mixing was to be banned under extra restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus across the Bradford District.
‘Leicester Lockdown took us by surprise’
Anne Court, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council
‘You need to be clear what’s on the table and what the key outcomes are’
Joanne Roney, Manchester City Council
COVID-19: Top tips for chief executives responding to extra restrictions
Resource for council chief executives experiencing local intervention due to the coronavirus pandemic
Early Years Pupil Premium research
The last five years has seen a range of policy and funding changes for the Early Years sector. In 2015 Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) was introduced
LGA responds to latest weekly test and trace figures
"Local health protection teams have reached 99.1 per cent of contacts who were asked to self-isolate, compared to 59 per cent of close contacts managed either online or by call centres."
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