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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Councils respond to Health Secretary COVID-19 press conference
"The COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe. As we head into winter, it remains absolutely vital that we continue to minimise the spread of the virus."
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.
LGA responds to Skills for Care report on the value of adult social care
“Our dedicated care workers rightly need as much support as possible, including urgent action on pay, conditions, skills and training."
Debate on challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and effect of the Health and Social Care Levy on government social care plans House of Lords, 14 October 2021
COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, and in many cases exacerbated them, but it has also powerfully underlined the essential value of social care in supporting people to live the life they want to lead.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
Independent - Next Generation 2021/22
Development programme for aspiring leaders
Luton Borough Council and the National Register of Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3)
NR3 has a simple objective of providing a mechanism for licensing authorities to record details of where a taxi or PHV drivers licence has been revoked, or an application for one refused.
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Ministry of Defence
This supplement to the LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out further proposals which we would like to work with the Government on implementing. It should be read together with the main submission which also contains proposals relevant to various Government departments.
Spending Review 2021: Regulatory services submission
This a joint submission from the Local Government Association, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Trading Standards Institute to the 2021 Spending Review.
LGA: ‘No referral’ early support hubs needed nationwide to help tackle rise in mental health issues in young people
Early support hubs which allow young people to access mental health support without referrals should be made available nationwide to help tackle a rise in mental health issues during the pandemic.
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