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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.
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on Serious Violence Reduction Orders, 6 November 2020
Investing in early intervention and prevention initiatives is vital, in order to help prevent serious violent crime, and knife crime. The Youth Endowment Fund is a welcome investment in youth diversionary schemes, but it cannot replace core local government funding in youth services.
Care Technology Support Programme
We have partnered with Rethink Partners to help us deliver a range of connected opportunities that will support councils to create momentum and new ways of thinking about care technology.
LGA responds to Age UK report calling for care staff pay rise
"The upcoming Spending Review must provide councils with the extra funding they need to help shore up social care ahead of winter and get through the second wave of COVID-19, while also using this as the basis for future reform of social care to place it on a long-term, sustainable footing.”
'We've regrouped and will beat this second wave'
Rachel Flowers, Director of Public Health, The London Borough of Croydon
Social Care Digital Innovation – Sharing the learning, Tuesday 3 November 2.00PM
London Borough of Southwark – Safe Steps falls assessment and prevention Jamie Penston-Raja, Digital Project Manager, London Borough of Southwark
Getting media coverage in Worthing
Worthing Liberal Democrats have gained a reputation for their local campaigning. This regularly features trademark pictures of their Councillors pointing at an offending item.
Environmental Health Together - Resource List
LGA: Devolve National Citizen Service funding to local youth services
“Youth services have a vital role to play in providing young people with safe spaces to go and trusted relationships with adults who can help them make positive life choices and avoid being drawn into negative situations during and after the pandemic."
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