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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.
Sandwell Council: Creating an army of vaccine advocates
Sandwell has a network of community leaders to promote vaccination; follow-up calls are also being made to those who refuse a jab; early data suggests there is little difference in uptake between ethnic groups.
Using behavioural insights to reduce non-urgent demands on child protection services by school-based designated safeguarding leads (DSLs)
Warwickshire County Council worked on the LGA Behavioural Insights Programme
Our changing behaviours in response to climate change
Understanding how individuals respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change is important if we are to enact policies that strengthen our collective resilience post-pandemic.
A blue recovery
What is happening on your doorstep – matters more than ever.
Nature is local
The Government has committed itself to leaving our environment in a better state. The Environment Bill includes a framework for setting environmental targets to improve the environment.
Relevance of adaptation measures for cities and communities in Europe
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the most important goal for limiting the global temperature increase and avoid irreversible impacts.
Our homes are not ready for climate change
Adapting our built environment to cope with the impacts of climate change will require a fundamental shift in the way we approach development.
Response to Public Sector Audit and Appointments (PSAA) Consultation on the 2021/22 audit fee scale: Opted-in local government and police bodies
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the proposed new system for audit fee variations. This response has been cleared by lead members of the LGA’s Resources Board.
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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.