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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives - a glossary of terms
This glossary includes resources and definitions of wider determinants of health, complex systems and systems thinking approaches.
LGA: Make school-based counselling available to all children to tackle rising child mental health issues
School-based counselling needs to be available and fully funded by the Government in all state funded secondary schools and academies to help support rising numbers of children and young people reporting mental health issues during COVID-19, the Local Government Association urges today.
SPHL programme main page - Shropshire Council
Shropshire’s long term vision: statutory and voluntary services will work together with communities to ensure everyone in Shropshire has access to the help and support they need to prevent food insecurity.
SPHL programme main page - Northumberland Council
The Heart of Blyth project will create the conditions for a safer and stronger community to flourish by means of improving how people relate to each other, how Blyth is seen by others and how Blyth looks in order to reduce fear of crime and improve the wellbeing and health of people living in Blyth.
Place-based collaboration for culture and heritage: North region, 13 October 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health in coastal communities, 12 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to Skills for Care’s state of adult social care and workforce report
“This latest report confirms what has been a worrying trend for some years, of persistently high staff turnover and vacancy rates in social care, adding further pressures onto already overstretched services."
Housing waiting lists could double next year with one in 10 stuck in queue for more than 5 years – new research
The LGA is calling on the Chancellor to use this month’s Spending Review to give councils the powers and funding to build 100,000 social homes for rent each year, which would not only achieve a third of the Government’s annual housing target but improve the public finances over 30 years by £24.5 billion.
Building post-pandemic prosperity
The economic and fiscal case for constructing 100,000 new council homes each year.
Taking action on race equality at work, 12 October 2021
School teachers’ pay 2021/22
The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the 2021 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
LGA responds to joint Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committee report on coronavirus
“Councils have been leading their communities through the pandemic and as this report makes clear, could have been given a greater role in the initial response to COVID-19."
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