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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures
Cold weather plan for England
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022
Overview of the toolkit Jo Wall, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships Rachel Toresen-Owuor, Programme Director, Local Partnerships Local Adaptation
Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.
Leadership webinar on time management for councillors, 19 January 2022
Download the presentation from this webinar.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit
"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."
LGA Annual Conference 2022
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place in Harrogate on 28-30 June 2022.
Advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
The Levelling Up White Paper presents an opportunity to reset the relationship between central and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities and outcomes in all parts of the country.
Understanding the cost of economic inactivity for young people
Agencia were commissioned through the LGA's Economic Growth Advisers programme to support Hull City Council in understanding the challenges faced by young people together with the cost of economic inactivity.
Lib Dems back "Robin Hood tax" on energy giants to support families with heating bills
Template press release and letter on the Liberal Democrat calls for a “Robin Hood” tax on wealthy oil and gas companies and traders, to raise money to support families facing soaring heating bills along with a draft council motion.
Home care market: understanding and mitigating failure
The CHIP commissioning team ran a roundtable discussion in October 2021 with the East Midlands ADASS team and the Nuffield Trust to explore understanding and mitigating failure in the home care market.
LGA Annual Conference 2022 – Innovation Zone
The LGA's Innovation Zone is returning this year as part of our Annual Conference and Exhibition, set to take place 28–30 June in Harrogate.
House of Commons debate – Role of developers, housebuilders, and management companies in new homes January 2022
To meet the Government’s aspirations for the build out of new homes to help deliver 300,000 new homes per year, the Government needs to provide councils with the tools to encourage and oblige developers to build out sites with permission in a swift and timely manner.
Reducing littering in the New Forest – a behavioural insights project
New Forest District Council commissioned social research agency Social Engine to work with them to develop a new approach to tackle littering in the New Forest. By displaying novel communications on advertising trailers at three sites, and dispensing rubbish bags, the intervention reduced litter by 10.8 tonnes (29 per cent) in one month and saved an estimated £10,000 in waste collection costs.
LGA Chief Executive Mark Lloyd awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours
Local Government Association Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd, has been awarded a CBE for services to local government and charity in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.
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