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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.
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
Creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Design in the public sector programme 2020/21 is now open for applications
Find out how your council can apply for the Design in the Public Sector Programme
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
Remote council meetings: Warwick District Council
Warwick District Council first broadcast a live Committee meeting on 7 May 2020. Having tested various products, we decided to use Microsoft Teams with live broadcast via YouTube.
COVID-19 Workforce survey research report, 28 July 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
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