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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance
Park closures guidance: LGA response
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Minister park closures guidance
"Councils want to keep parks open, but people need to follow the social distancing advice."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to food voucher extension to cover Easter holidays
“We are pleased that the Government has listened to our call to extend the food voucher scheme to cover the Easter holidays."
Public mental health and wellbeing and COVID-19
A joint LGA/ADPH briefing for Directors of Public Health about the public mental health and wellbeing issues arising from COVID-19.
Remote working | Top Tips
The coronavirus outbreak has come with a tidal wave of communications, fears, behaviours, new ways of working and mental health matters that many of
LGA workforce update: job retention scheme
The lastest workforce update in regards to the job retention scheme (furloughing).
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Culture, leisure and libraries
Whilst some services run by councils, including libraries, museums and leisure centres have been forced to close their doors as we tackle COVID-19, that doesn’t mean councils have forgotten the valuable role they play in our daily lives.
COVID-19: vulnerable groups and volunteering
Information and guidance for vulnerable groups and volunteers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Understanding the role of local government
In recent weeks, it’s become clear that some people don’t understand the role of the council, its employees and how important many of our services are to their lives. There’s been much debate and discussion about who is and who isn’t a key worker, and who should and shouldn’t be out doing their jobs.
LGA responds to IPPR report on support for children during coronavirus
"We are pleased that government has agreed that a significant amount of new hardship funding can be used flexibly by councils on local pressures and priorities, including on helping those who are most vulnerable."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to food vouchers announcement for young people from low-income families
“There are already an estimated 1.3 million young people entitled to free school meals, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has meant that there are now a large number of families signing up to benefits."
Coronavirus: Bus services taking health and care staff to work need rescue package
Bus services which are vital in getting health and care staff and other key workers to the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak will struggle to survive without emergency rescue funding, the Local Government Association says today.
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