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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.
Remote Working: A path to an adaptable economy agenda, 17 February 2021
View the agenda and information from this virtual event.
Building a narrative for your council
This toolkit looks at why and how a more engaging approach to developing and communicating a narrative works, and offers practical models and approaches.
Climate, environment and waste
LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on putting nature and net zero at the heart of our economic recovery
“Long-term funding would empower councils to be able to properly plan activity focused on the needs of local communities as a whole to support the delivery of net zero.”
LGA responds to expansion to shielding
"It is crucial that councils receive regular access to data and long term funding so they can reach out to everyone who needs support as quickly as possible."
LGA briefing: Health and Social Care Bill White Paper
A summary of the proposals of most relevance and significance to local government, as well as the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages.
LGA responds to Sports England’s ‘People and Places’ report
This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.
Top tips for implementing a collaborative commissioning approach to Home First
These top tips seek to enable health and care systems to identify what they need to commission to enable people to remain living independently at home, avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital and enabling a safe and timely discharge home after a hospital stay.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.