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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
How private and public sectors can work together for the benefit of the wider community and its economy
How a private-sector approach by Coventry City Council transformed the financial performance of Coombe Country Park for not only the benefit of its users, but the wider community too.
Joint circular no. 115 - maternity and adoption leave entitlement
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Local economic recovery planning in City of Wolverhampton Council
Wolverhampton City Council have produced a new city motto as part of their recovery strategy 'Relighting our city', involving five themes to support their residents.
Local economic recovery planning in Somerset County Council
The Somerset Growth and Recovery Plan was developed and agreed by all five local authorities in January 2021. It is based on detailed economic analysis of the regional and local authority area impacts of the pandemic on jobs and growth under different scenarios.
Local economic recovery planning in Lancaster City Council
Lancaster City Council have built their recovery planning around their collaborative work with neighbouring authorities Barrow Borough Council and South Lakeland District Council.
Local economic recovery planning in Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Before the pandemic hit, Great Yarmouth had well-defined corporate and economic growth strategies in place. The impacts of COVID has reinforced the need for previous plans to be delivered successfully and as such Greater Yarmouth has retained continuity and a clear vision.
Local economic recovery planning in Essex County Council
Essex County Council are approaching recovery with a renewed focus on sustainable economic development. The Council have taken the decision to both create a new £100m fund to invest in economic recovery. They have also boosted their own investment capacity and capability by establishing a new multi-disciplinary growth and recovery team.
Local economic recovery planning in Cheshire West and Chester Council
Recovery planning during the pandemic has been a catalyst for Cheshire West and Chester to not only think about restarting, but to reset – to use the opportunity to drive fundamental changes in the way that the Council works with local communities and the local economy works.
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