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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures
Cold weather plan for England
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.
Leadership webinar on time management for councillors, 19 January 2022
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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit
"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."
LGA Annual Conference 2022
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place in Harrogate on 28-30 June 2022.
Advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
Health inequalities: the impact of the pandemic on younger and older people, 18 January 2022
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Health-led employment support in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
Working Win was a trial programme of health-led employment support run by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority in partnership with Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.
Healthy place-shaping in Bicester
Cherwell District Council has a strong belief in working with its communities to reduce health and income inequalities and improve community cohesion.
Live Well Kent
Live Well Kent (LWK) is a county-wide free service to help residents over 17 improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. Services are provided by an extensive network of community organisations, coordinated by two strategic partners, within a single framework.
Basildon Advice Store
The Basildon Advice Store opened in 2019 and is run by Basildon Council. Residents may walk in and use it to access employment-related skills from a range of local providers.
Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 8 December 2021
The PCSC Bill covers a wide range of community safety issues and seeks to introduce measures which aim to have an impact on victims of crime, those who perpetrate crimes, and wider community safety.
LGA responds to latest alcohol-specific deaths statistics
The latest ONS figures on alcohol-specific deaths in the UK show there was an 18.6 per cent increase in deaths from alcohol-specific causes in 2020 compared with the previous year and was the highest year-on-year increase since records began.
Disability: Shifting the focus to ability and accessibility, 9 December 2021
Changing the Mindset Jennifer Williams, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) The
LGA responds to Ofsted annual report
“We want to work with the Government on a cross-Whitehall strategy that puts children and young people at the heart of our long-term recovery from the pandemic, ensuring all children have the support they need to thrive.”
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