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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Manchester: how a vaccine tracker and outreach work is helping follow-up with those who decline the vaccine first time round
Manchester developed a tracking system to identify the number of people who have declined vaccines to enable GP practices to recall eligible individuals.
Wiltshire council: promoting vaccination among traveller and houseboat communities
Wiltshire Council targeting groups at risk of low uptake, including homeless, traveller and houseboat communities.
Maintaining high level recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic
Vale of White Horse District Council used innovative digital education to communicate and engage with residents in lockdown.
Oldham council: ‘we are the safety net – capturing those left behind in vaccine rollout’
Oldham council is working closely with communities leaders and key partners to address vaccine hesitancy amongst its ethnic minority population.
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
COVID-19: Opening gyms and public leisure facilities, House of Commons, 22 March 2021
We welcome the Government’s roadmap and evidenced-based approach to reopening, and on behalf of councils we are keen to work with national government and public health experts to ensure public gyms and leisure facilities can reopen safely and as soon as possible.
Better connected: How local education and children’s services in England have responded to the coronavirus pandemic
The impact and implications of the pandemic are only just coming into focus. The purpose of our research has been to shine a light on how education
Social Housing White Paper – what next for the regulation of council housing?, 19 March 2021
A view from the Regulator for Social Housing: Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing Working with the Regulator: Kevin Scarlett
LGA responds to Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts
"Had the appeal been upheld, care providers and councils providing social care would have faced massive bills, which would have increased the huge financial pressures they are already facing."
Improving the education system after COVID-19, House of Commons, 23 March 2021
Councils have been supporting all schools throughout the pandemic, including working to support vulnerable pupils and interpreting guidance to help ensure learning has continued as safely and effectively as possible .
LGA sector led improvement: creating local green jobs
Learnings and experience from councils on progress towards a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
LGA responds to EPI report on SEND assessment system
“The Government needs to urgently complete its positive ongoing review of the SEND system. This needs to set out reforms that increase mainstream inclusion, provide councils with long-term certainty of funding to meet immense demand for SEND support."
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