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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.
LGA responds to PAC report on government housing policy
"Councils fully support the aspiration of people wanting to buy their own home and helping those that want to buy to be able to. However not everybody is ready to buy, and councils need to be able to ensure a mix of homes and tenures are available in their local area, including homes for sale, social homes and other affordable homes."
Widening participation in cycling from Haringey Lib Dem Group
Each council area is different but you may find the following draft motion from Lib Dem colleagues in Haringey of interest.
Coping with university outbreaks and the changing tier arrangements
An interview with David Regan, Director of Public Health, Manchester City Council
'I feel we finally have some levers to pull'
Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health, Hackney Council and City of London Corporation
'There is so much more councils could do'
Professor Derek Ward, Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council
'Collaboration key to tackling coronavirus outbreak'
Amanda Healy, Director of Public Health, Durham County Council
'So much is happening now - pace of change is challenging'
Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health, Gloucestershire County Council
A glass half-full: 10 years on review
The asset-based approach sees citizens and communities as co-producers of health and wellbeing; promotes community networks, relationships and friendships as a way of providing mutual help and support; and, most importantly, empowers communities to control their futures and create tangible resources for themselves.
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