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Coronavirus: information for councils
Apply now: Design in the public sector programme 2020
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
'I felt personally responsible when we had a local outbreak'
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Warwickshire County Council.
'The community are our eyes and ears'
Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, Walsall Council.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We ended up the 'guinea pigs' for test and trace
Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health, North Somerset Council.
‘The challenges have come thick and fast – and will continue to do so’
Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Meat factory outbreak 'taught us a lot'
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council.
Climate action: education and the labour market
How can we promote climate education, diversify the labour market and focus on sectors that are sustainable?
Climate action: planning and housing
How can we act on the need to adapt existing properties and estates to address the impacts of climate change – and to plan for new housing stock which is resilient to these impacts?
Climate action: transport and energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into transport and energy plans?
Climate action: procurement and green finance
Have we reviewed our investment strategy, supply chains and procurement models to give due consideration to climate change impacts?
Climate action: our environment
How can we look after our environment and encourage others to do the same?
Climate action: council plans
How can we adopt a clear and detailed strategic plan, and how is it mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation?
Climate action: leadership and communication
How can we champion climate change work from the top and direct action?
Design in the public sector programme: FAQs
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