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Social care plan contains nothing to help millions ‘here and now’
Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Positive partnering with Community Foundation for Surrey
Surrey County Council has worked in creative and proactive ways to develop a strong partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) to ensure resources are used in the best way, duplication is avoided, respective strengths are utilised and ultimately benefits for Surrey’s communities are maximised.
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 6 August 2021
This report is part of a series of monthly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19. An online survey was emailed to heads of human resources, or a nominated contact, in councils from England on the second Wednesday of the month. The data requested related to the week ending the preceding Friday.
The Government’s social care plan provides no extra funding for frontline social care and will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support, or will do so in the near future, councils warn today.
NGDP recruitment information pack 2021/22
Local recruitment provides councils with the opportunity to utilise the NGDP to recruit the best of their local talent.
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to announcement of ten further mass vaccination centres opening in England
“Rolling out a vaccine to tens of millions of people is a monumental task, so it is hugely encouraging to see the daily progress on rolling out the vaccine, and councils are in a strong position to support this, working with local health partners using their local knowledge to help ensure our most vulnerable residents are vaccinated as soon as possible.”
LGA Workforce round-up re schools - 8 January 2021
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 4 January 2021:
Community testing in Kirklees
Kirklees was part of the early wave of areas to put itself forward for community testing.
Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021
LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.
Re-thinking public transport, Tuesday 19 January 2021
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Government is out of touch on Free School Meals
"With the Government announcement that schools should not provide free school meals over half-term, it is increasingly clear that the Government is out of touch, both with the schools and their families."
General Assembly timetable
The Virtual General Assembly Annual Meeting 2021 will take place on 6 July 2021 at 10.45am.
Kinship Care in Kirklees
Kirklees is a local authority with a large number of children who we support who live with connected carers under a Special Guardian Order (SGO) and our numbers are increasing.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.