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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
House of Commons debate, UK’s Climate Progress: The Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report, 21 October 2021
Councils are a unique and powerful leadership and delivery partner in achieving Net Zero and adapting to climate change.
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme
Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils
LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
Finance peer challenge: Dorset Council
Dorset Council has completed a finance peer challenge with the LGA. The challenge has sought to understand the council’s current position and its approach to financial management, set within the five core themes of the finance peer challenge.
Loneliness case studies
Councils are at the forefront of tackling loneliness and isolation. We have collated different best practice examples including how a library service is keeping people connected and innovative programmes developed to address digital exclusion.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Shropshire Council
Shropshire’s long term vision: statutory and voluntary services will work together with communities to ensure everyone in Shropshire has access to the help and support they need to prevent food insecurity.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Northumberland Council
The Heart of Blyth project will create the conditions for a safer and stronger community to flourish by means of improving how people relate to each other, how Blyth is seen by others and how Blyth looks in order to reduce fear of crime and improve the wellbeing and health of people living in Blyth.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: London Borough of Newham
Newham’s long-term vision is to understand and address food insecurity for children and young people so that all families can afford and benefit from a sufficient, nutritious diet.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Doncaster Council
The long-term vision for Stainforth is a place that will support good mental health for generations to come by building a community where the wider determinants of mental health are enhanced to support local residents.
Pass the Planet
In the run-up to COP26, we are showcasing best practice from councils across England and Wales through our Pass the Planet campaign.
The Good Home Inquiry final report: the role of councils, 14 October 2021
Download the presentations from this event.
LGA responds to Age UK report on need for 10% rise in council tax for social care just to ‘stand still’
“Social care was facing an uncertain future even before the pandemic, which has exposed and exacerbated some fundamental weaknesses in how we continue to pay for and provide care and support."
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