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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 NAHT survey on school funding
The long-term funding of schools has become more vital after they have incurred considerable additional costs due to COVID-19, the impacts of which will be with children and young people for years to come.
Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) 2021-2022
The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support councils by helping them meet their local housing need. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led. Last year, 17 successful projects received money from the programme to promote, facilitate and enhance their role and capacity to meet their local housing need.
LGA responds to social care funding announcement
The Government's social care announcement is an important 'first step', but further clarity is needed on a range of additional crucial issues. In the coming weeks, government needs to work with councils, their partners and those with lived experience, in order to develop a care and support system which is fit for the future.
LGA responds to PAC report into DWP support for employment during the pandemic
"With adequate resourcing and powers and the ability to work in partnership with national government and others at an earlier stage in planning provision, councils can help well-intended but often disconnected national schemes move people into work, and keep businesses recruiting."
Scoping report: using behavioural insights to improve air quality in Merton
Project rescoping by the Behavioural Insights Team, August 2021.
LGA Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22 Prospectus
Expert help to support local housing, planning and homelessness priorities.
LGA responds to latest sexually transmitted infections data
LGA responds to Public Health England’s annual sexually transmitted infections (STI) data for 2020, which show a decline in the number of people attending and testing positive for STIs.
LGA responds to latest suicides statistics
"Suicide prevention is a public health priority for local government and every council has a suicide prevention plan in place."
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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.