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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Manchester: how a vaccine tracker and outreach work is helping follow-up with those who decline the vaccine first time round
Manchester developed a tracking system to identify the number of people who have declined vaccines to enable GP practices to recall eligible individuals.
Wiltshire council: promoting vaccination among traveller and houseboat communities
Wiltshire Council targeting groups at risk of low uptake, including homeless, traveller and houseboat communities.
Maintaining high level recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic
Vale of White Horse District Council used innovative digital education to communicate and engage with residents in lockdown.
Oldham council: ‘we are the safety net – capturing those left behind in vaccine rollout’
Oldham council is working closely with communities leaders and key partners to address vaccine hesitancy amongst its ethnic minority population.
Annual teachers’ pensions virtual conference, 31 March 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to expert study on COVID-19 tests and self-isolation
“The findings of this study are concerning. Although the roll-out of the vaccine is providing us with hope of a return to our normal way of life, the responsibility on us all to get ourselves tested when necessary and share our contacts on request will be needed for some time to come."
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
LGA responds to launch of Ofsted review into sexual abuse in schools
“Any incidence of sexual harassment or assault is abhorrent. No child should fear going to school, and it is right that work is being undertaken immediately to consider how schools are working to keep children safe, as well as to give children a safe place to receive support and advice.”
LGA Podcast - Forget What You Think You Know...
Forget What You Think You Know is the LGA's new podcast show exploring social issues that are affecting communities in England on a day-to-day basis and what councils are doing to adress them.
Learning disability and autism finance briefing
This briefing note has been produced by the Transforming Care Cross-System Finance Group, which consists of representatives from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS England (NHSE).
LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force
“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."
Safe steps community project mobile app (falls prevention)
Falls can have a devastating impact on an older person’s life, causing physical injury and a loss of confidence and independence. This project aims to improve prevention and management of falls to reduce the impact on older residents and the health and social care system, through the development of a community falls prevention app.
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