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New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
The timing of these regulations presents a major issue both for councils and for employees.
Healthy and productive ageing: ensuring a good later life for us all, 17 September 2020
Download presentations from Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme, and Dr Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing at the Centre for Ageing Better.
Integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy: LGA response
This is a wide-ranging review covering a range of issues linked to the UK’s role and standing in the modern world. While the LGA is only responding to the review questions that directly link to the work of councils, in an interconnected and globalised world, these wider issues are also highly relevant to councils and their residents, too.
LGA responds to extra £546m infection control social care funding
“We are pleased the Government has accepted the calls from councils and care providers for this funding to be extended, as we head into the winter period and face the possibility of a potential second wave of infections."
LG Inform Plus – Coventry City Council
This case study highlights the work that Coventry City Council has undertaken using LG Inform Plus.
Who needs to workforce plan? A simple guide to workforce planning
This guide provides an overview of roles and responsibilities needed to deliver workforce planning. It explains the methodology, the tools and techniques to use at each stage of the process.
LGA responds to government announcement on Marshal scheme
“This announcement has caused confusion among councils who need urgent clarity from the Government on any extra resources and details on how it should work on the ground."
South Ribble – Supporting mental health provision in the local business population
The collaborative working of the South Ribble partnership and the Lancashire Mental Health to Businesses (MH2B) Building Blocks Partnership has allowed South Ribble to be a representative sample of the wider Lancashire area, meaning that the focus on the development can be on a much smaller area, with recommendations able to be rolled out over a larger area.
LGA responds to APPG report on access to contraception
“Councils have been working hard to maintain and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, both during and prior to the pandemic, despite severe funding pressures."
Surrey – broadening a partnership agenda around ‘hidden talent’
Although the existing Surrey survey data was a useful tool, the arguments benefited from being broadened out to encompass evidence and examples from beyond Surrey to demonstrate to new partners the economic benefits of employing hidden talent and that this is not just a local agenda but part of a larger set of issues being recognised and championed globally by both small and large employers.
Reading – using data to focus and set a new skills direction
The key learning from the Reading work has been the power and potential of locally relevant data (as opposed to broad UK data) to create a shared understanding of the challenge and stimulate joint action.
Haringey – Maximising employment outcomes for Haringey residents facing health barriers to work
Key to being able to leverage the power of partnerships is to have the ability to jointly influence funding, commissioning and resource.
Essex – developing a new approach and Skills Engine
The council is working closely with anchor institutions to identify the plans of large employers, mapping the asset base and developing a ‘Skills Engine’. This will support local recruitment and a drive to increase higher skilled and knowledge-intensive employment.
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