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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.
Using data mapping to inform health care needs
‘The Bridge’ is a tool for data visualisation, designed to display public sector data and provide effective economic forecasting and market insights. The follow-on funding was granted to share the project and its learning with other councils.
‘I was just starting as a public health director when virus hit’
An interview with Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council
‘This isn’t over, but I’m cautiously optimistic as I retire’
An interview with Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
Helping people with daily travel with digital maps
Plan Ahead is a map designed to help residents travel in their daily lives and overcome anxieties or accessibility issues they face. The solution is an easy-to-read, use and follow map with navigation aids, such as pictures of landmarks.
Giving adults with learning disabilities more independence through online resources
TECHKNOW is an online resource for adults with learning disabilities and carers, find technology to help them be more independent.
LGA submission to DEFRA's call for evidence: Local factors in managing flood and coastal erosion risk and Property Flood Resilience 29 March 2021
Councils are well placed to lead a local approach to flood defence, using their local knowledge to ensure that money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs
LGA responds to Children’s Society report on EU settlement scheme
"Vulnerable groups unable to complete the EU Settlement Scheme may be given some flexibility and it will be important to identify well in advance those who may need support to access the scheme after the deadline."
LGA responds to 2021 AIA ALARM Survey
"Despite the pandemic, councils have been working hard to repair our roads, fixing a pothole every 19 seconds as well as supporting an increase in cycling infrastructure through temporary road measures."
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