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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.
Exeter City Council - Digital Housing Case Study transcript
Hi I’m Kevin Neal. I’m the interim housing solutions lead at Exeter City Council. I think the first thing I’d say I’ve learned from this and I would
Brighton and Hove City Council - Digital Housing Case Study transcript
Hi I’m Jamal Langley. I’m from Brighton and Hove Council. I’m a Project Support Officer. I would say the most useful thing I’ve learned is user
Aylesbury Vale District Council - Digital Housing Case Study transcript
I'm Sushma Chauhan, I work for Luton Council. My main title is the Housing Solutions Manager, but I’m also the manager for the Digital Programme
#CouncilsCan Day is an online campaign highlighting the critical work of local government during the coronavirus pandemic.
Parks responding to a crisis - Rugby Borough Council
While parks and open spaces became a place of refuge and respite for the general public during lockdown, parks staff at Rugby were focused on supporting the delivery of essential services.
The Old Courts Arts Centre: Food parcels and welfare calls; A safety net for the people of Wigan
The Old Courts Arts Centre is a six year old multi-arts organisation based in Wigan. They initially had no concept of the impact the pandemic would have on The Old Courts. When the pandemic hit, they needed to find a way to stay connected to the local community. Using their logistical skills and in- house software they worked closely with Wigan Council to deliver effective community support through food distribution and shielding calls.
Nottingham Leisure Services - Creating a Community Hub
On the 18th March, leisure facilities in Nottingham closed their doors. This left large numbers of staff in Nottingham unable to continue in their roles as pool attendants and gym instructors. It also meant that thousands of members could not visit services which were longer available and that buildings were suddenly empty.
Archive staff enable home working: Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucester City Council
Archive staff in Gloucestershire worked quickly, using their specialist professional archive skills to set up a system which enabled the scanning and sending of physical post to staff working from home.
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