More than 16,000 street parties approved ahead of Jubilee Weekend
Councils across the country are pulling out all the stops to help communities celebrate the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with thousands of street party applications approved across England.
Health inequalities: Deprivation and poverty case studies
Explore case studies from councils that show how COVID-19 exacerbated inequalities faced by those living in deprived communities and how they supported them. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
Following the success of the emergency coaching programme throughout 2020/21, the LGA in partnership with Solace, are pleased to be able to continue this programme of national coaching support for Chief Executives and their direct reports. This funded support is aimed at leaders based in English local authorities to help them deal with the complex challenges the most senior roles bring. In addition we would like to extend the offer to provide career support to middle managers from BAME and under-represented backgrounds from local authorities based in England to help improve the diversity across our senior management structures.
£1 million cyber training offer – funding a cyber security qualification for your council
The Local Government Association has been awarded £1 million from the National Cyber Security Programme to fund local government officers in England to undertake a professionally certified course, as part of a sector-wide skills uplift.
Dorset Council partnership fibre engineer training pilot feasibility study
The need for faster broadband has been exacerbated due to the increasing demand on our communications networks and the roll out of full fibre is key to supporting increased home working, delivering sustainable growth and increasing productivity in Dorset.
SEND review needs to tackle huge rise in tribunal hearings – LGA
“It is vital the Government’s SEND review urgently tackles the increasingly adversarial nature of the SEND system since the 2014 reforms and minimises the need for legal disputes and tribunal hearings, providing the support that every young person and their family needs."