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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
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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.
Oxford City Council: Mobilise residents in climate emergency
OCC is using the evidence-based recommendations from its 2019 Citizens’ Assembly to steer their approach to climate change.
Bristol City Council: Share insights and evidence of success
BCC was the first council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2018, and in their approach to comms and engagement, evaluation is key.
Waltham Forest Council: A cross-council approach
WFC recommends ‘using insight to create the content that you know your residents will engage with.’
Climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important topics for central government and local authorities. Local authorities are developing tangible evidence and plans for how they are tackling climate change in their areas.
Building best practice and innovation in local authority climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important for central government and local authorities but recently, they have moved to the forefront of national and international politics.
Community testing in Waltham Forest
Local testing and stopping the spread of the virus through communities is key to protecting the public’s safety and wellbeing. Community testing in Waltham Forest offers rapid, lateral flow tests, allowing people who have no symptoms to know if they are infected.
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Building a Recovery Plan Through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, 12 February 2021
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