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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
Co-production and Partnership Working
Appendix 1 of main NEOST response
Time line: Opened on the 23 July and closed on 24 August 2021 Responses: 67 responses were received, resulting in a forty-four per cent response rate.
Operational Market Management
This may involve changing the overall approach to commissioning, changing the way particular aspects of care and support are commissioned or
Care and Health Improvement Programme: Commissioning and Market Shaping Library
In developing this library, the focus has been on including materials developed by external organisations that are hosted in many different places and
NEOST response to draft STPCD 2021
Benchmarking resident satisfaction data
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