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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."
Scoping report: using behavioural insights to improve air quality in Merton
Project rescoping by the Behavioural Insights Team, August 2021.
LGA Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22 Prospectus
Expert help to support local housing, planning and homelessness priorities.
LGA responds to latest sexually transmitted infections data
LGA responds to Public Health England’s annual sexually transmitted infections (STI) data for 2020, which show a decline in the number of people attending and testing positive for STIs.
LGA responds to latest suicides statistics
"Suicide prevention is a public health priority for local government and every council has a suicide prevention plan in place."
Reducing Plastic Waste, House of Commons Debate, 8 September 2021
Councils and households are working together to increase recycling rates, with plastic packaging collected by councils doubling over the past decade. Councils are ready to take on the challenge of improving recycling rates further.
Transitional safeguarding learning event: ‘bridging the gap’, 8 September 2021
Research in Practice ‘Bridging the Gap: Transitional Safeguarding Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice Practical ways how social workers can
Corporate Peer Challenge: Cambridgeshire County Council
Feedback report - 15,19-22 July 2021.
Councils support local businesses to take advantage of international trade opportunities
The report, which was commissioned by the LGA and produced by Value Adage with support from the Department of International Trade, finds that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are reliant on our ability to export abroad, with firms in London and the south east having the highest number of export-supported jobs.
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