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Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to Spending Review
LGA – COVID-19 has devastated councils’ park services
Parks proved to be a lifeline for local communities during the COVID-19 crisis but the pandemic has had a devastating impact on councils’ park services, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Parks fit for the future
Our local parks have been lifelines during the national lockdowns. However, whilst they remained open, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on council parks services and income generation. Now, we must ensure we invest so they are fit for the future and enjoyed by communities.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks 2020-21 - case study key findings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities. The loss of external income due to the closure of income generating facilities in parks and the loss of in kind volunteer contributions have left parks services in a vulnerable state.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Leeds City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the parks service at Leeds City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Nottingham City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parks service at Nottingham City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Rugby Borough Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the parks service at Rugby Borough Council.
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
Libraries advocacy webinar: public health, 23 November 2020
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Some rough sleepers could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid risk of infection
Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings, due to shortfalls in funding and appropriate accommodation for councils to use, a new report for the Local Government Association warns today.
Agile working - is it the future?
Key issues to consider, links to case studies, the LGA React, Respond, Renew paper, and some top tips for managing staff.
Social work health check 2020 - frequently asked questions
When is the closing date? The closing date is 15 December 2020. When does an organisation need to opt in by? You will need to opt in by 14 December
LGA: Public health funding boost needed to fuel post-pandemic recovery
Vital public health services such as drug and alcohol treatment, early years and school aged support, weight management and sexual health services need urgent investment in the Spending Review if the country is to fully recover from the effects of the pandemic, councils say today.
Healthy Child Programme during COVID-19
Over the last six months these teams have come up with new ways of supporting families during a pandemic. These case studies highlight the vital role that health visiting and school nurse services play in identifying problems early and giving children the best start in life.
Libraries Advocacy Education & Skills -Thursday 26 November 2020
Cllr Sharon Hamilton, Deputy Executive Member, Leeds City Council Richard Hart, Deputy Head of Service, Leeds City Council Cllr Anthony Burns, Cabinet
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