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LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
LGA responds to HIV Action Plan
Libraries and Literacy: a new cross-local authority approach to the Summer Reading Challenge, 1 December 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Responding to the publication of the Government’s white paper on adult social care reform, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Our health inequalities hub explores different themes in detail, shining a spotlight on case studies from councils across the country and exploring how COVID-19 exacerbated existing health inequalities.
LGA responds to ONS figures on deaths of people homeless
"We need a cross-departmental government plan to tackle homelessness with long-term investment in prevention and services to support economically vulnerable people and households to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place."
Zero carbon Manchester
In our webinar ‘Climate change: what next for local authorities?’, Manchester City Council set out the communications work it is undertaking to help make Manchester a zero carbon city by 2038.
"Extra funding towards this target is helpful but more is needed if we are to truly scale up across the whole of local government."
Rotherham Council challenges the traditional model of community support for people with learning disabilities through working with social enterprise Community Catalysts on a project that supports local people to set up innovative new activities for people with learning disabilities, as well as supporting them to develop their own projects.
How flexible support is key to independent living
Oldham Council have commissioned KeyRing to provide flexible help through networks made up of 10 people with learning disabilities who are then supported by a community living volunteer and community enablers to help people gain independence and life skills.
Alleviating winter workforce pressures in adult social care
This is a rapid piece of work undertaken during October - November 2021 to compile a list of things that providers say could be most helpful in alleviating workforce capacity pressures this winter.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
LGA launches online tool to map employment and skills provision
The Local Government Association has today launched a ground-breaking new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.
Mapping national employment and skills provision
This project sets out to help local authorities across England build a better understanding of how employment and skills provision, which can seem a complex and fragmented, is commissioned and delivered.
Pedicabs (London) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 19 November 2021
Currently, pedicabs are exempt from the regulations which cover taxis and private hire vehicles. They do not need a licence to operate, are able to set their own prices and are not subject to checks on the safety and ability of their drivers, or the road worthiness of their vehicles
Councils will be at the forefront of efforts to reach green targets
Written by LGA Chairman James Jamieson, this article was published in The Times on 12 November 2021 and is re-published here with permission.
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