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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
This end of year report provides an overview and summary of highlights from the 2020/21 support programme.
Leaders of organisations that represent adult social care nationally are urging the Government to act now on reform of England’s social care system.
LGA response: Future of transport: rural strategy – call for evidence
Communities rely on high quality transport provision and infrastructure to get on in life.
LGA responds to announcement that unregulated accommodation for vulnerable children under 16 will be banned
Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: “Today’s announcements are positive steps towards ensuring that all children in care live in good quality homes that meet their needs and help them to thrive."
Joint circular No. 114 (revised) Police Staff Council Handbook
Revised version of the guidance on police staff misconduct procedures
Community testing in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton opened its first rapid testing centre in November and now has a network of seven across the city, using a hub and spoke approach.
Sheffield City Council: Dealing with the logistics so NHS can focus on the jabs
The council has played a crucial role in helping keep vaccination centres running and taking responsibility for many of the logistical issues so NHS staff can concentrate on giving vaccines.
Joint circular no. 113 – Contamination Elimination Database (CED)
The provision of elimination samples is a requirement of UKAS Accreditation and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes and related guidance documentation
Joint circular no. 111 – PCS handbook FAQs
This FAQ document seeks to clarify some questions which have arisen over the Police Staff Council Pay and Conditions of Service Handbook which was revised and published in April 2017.
LGA Green Economic Recovery Webinar, 22nd February 2021 summary
View the summary information from this virtual event.
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