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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
April 2021: Supporting your public health heroes
With the importance of public health practitioners being thrown into the spotlight by COVID-19, UK Public Health Register CEO Marcial Boo explores how employers can take a more active role in supporting the development of their own practitioner workforce.
Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK
Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Manchester: how a vaccine tracker and outreach work is helping follow-up with those who decline the vaccine first time round
Manchester developed a tracking system to identify the number of people who have declined vaccines to enable GP practices to recall eligible individuals.
Wiltshire council: promoting vaccination among traveller and houseboat communities
Wiltshire Council targeting groups at risk of low uptake, including homeless, traveller and houseboat communities.
LGA Podcast - Forget What You Think You Know...
Forget What You Think You Know is the LGA's new podcast show exploring social issues that are affecting communities in England on a day-to-day basis and what councils are doing to adress them.
Learning disability and autism finance briefing
This briefing note has been produced by the Transforming Care Cross-System Finance Group, which consists of representatives from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS England (NHSE).
LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force
“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."
Safe steps community project mobile app (falls prevention)
Falls can have a devastating impact on an older person’s life, causing physical injury and a loss of confidence and independence. This project aims to improve prevention and management of falls to reduce the impact on older residents and the health and social care system, through the development of a community falls prevention app.
Using data mapping to inform health care needs
‘The Bridge’ is a tool for data visualisation, designed to display public sector data and provide effective economic forecasting and market insights. The follow-on funding was granted to share the project and its learning with other councils.
‘I was just starting as a public health director when virus hit’
An interview with Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council
‘This isn’t over, but I’m cautiously optimistic as I retire’
An interview with Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
Helping people with daily travel with digital maps
Plan Ahead is a map designed to help residents travel in their daily lives and overcome anxieties or accessibility issues they face. The solution is an easy-to-read, use and follow map with navigation aids, such as pictures of landmarks.
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