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Loneliness and Covid

Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the local response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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LGA Refocused Sector-Led Improvement Offer: Highlights and Summary (March-September 2020)

This report tracks sector led-improvement activity undertaken between March and September, 2020, focusing on support provided through our COVID-19 refocused offer.

Sector-led improvement

Specialised supported housing: guidance for local government and NHS commissioners

This is guidance for local government and NHS commissioners about a category of supported housing referred to as ‘Specialised Supported Housing’ (SSH), particularly lease-based models of SSH.

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Re-thinking homelessness prevention

At the heart of this research was a recognition that the way we talk about homelessness prevention needs to change, recognising the vital importance of upstream cross-service prevention work in local homelessness systems, and the role of councils, their partners and central government policy in delivering this work.

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COVID-19 Adult safeguarding insight project: findings and discussion

This project was developed to create a national picture regarding safeguarding adults’ activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was considered important to understand what happened to learn any lessons for future COVID-19 outbreaks and respond to changing safeguarding needs. It is hoped the data collected could improve understanding of the impact of COVID-19 locally and nationally to help inform preparations and future planning.

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COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 11 December 2020

This report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.

Workforce

Local Plan Housing Allocations Survey - research report

In September and October 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a survey of Heads of Planning of English local authorities with responsibility for planning. The purpose of this survey was to estimate the number of dwellings allocated in local plans which had not yet either received permission or were yet under consideration.

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A glass half-full: 10 years on review

The asset-based approach sees citizens and communities as co-producers of health and wellbeing; promotes community networks, relationships and friendships as a way of providing mutual help and support; and, most importantly, empowers communities to control their futures and create tangible resources for themselves.

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LGA Research Report - COVID-19 Workforce Survey - 13 November 2020

This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.

Workforce

LGA Model Member Code of Conduct: Consultation response analysis, November 2020

In June 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a consultation to gather views on its draft Model Member Code of Conduct as part of its work on supporting the sector to continue to aspire to high standards of leadership and performance. Responses to the consultation were gathered through an online questionnaire as well as by email via a dedicated inbox. This report combines all of the responses received and presents an overview of the themes that emerged.

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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RT @LGAWellbeing: Applying behavioural insights to improve COVID vaccination uptake: a guide for councils. This publication focuses on the…

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