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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme
Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils
LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
Loneliness case studies
Councils are at the forefront of tackling loneliness and isolation. We have collated different best practice examples including how a library service is keeping people connected and innovative programmes developed to address digital exclusion.
Getting people talking about menopause
Kirklees Council (KC) prioritises inclusion and the health and wellbeing of their people. With a high proportion of females in the workforce and almost half of those females being average menopausal age, they recognised the impact that menopause can have on both individuals and the organisation. KC started work in 2018 to create a more supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues approaching or experiencing menopause.
Information on councillor safety from the Conservative Councillors’ Association
At this time, questions are rightly being asked about the safety of our country’s elected representatives. We wanted to bring to your attention the resources and information available to councillors to support you as you work in your communities.
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
The LGA commissioned WPI economics to produce a business case for the local delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects. It provides the strategic and economic case for why and how councils can unlock economic, social and environmental value and looks at the co-benefits that councils can bring in health, job creation and a reduction in carbon emissions.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives - a glossary of terms
This glossary includes resources and definitions of wider determinants of health, complex systems and systems thinking approaches.
LGA: Make school-based counselling available to all children to tackle rising child mental health issues
School-based counselling needs to be available and fully funded by the Government in all state funded secondary schools and academies to help support rising numbers of children and young people reporting mental health issues during COVID-19, the Local Government Association urges today.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Shropshire Council
Shropshire’s long term vision: statutory and voluntary services will work together with communities to ensure everyone in Shropshire has access to the help and support they need to prevent food insecurity.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives: Northumberland Council
The Heart of Blyth project will create the conditions for a safer and stronger community to flourish by means of improving how people relate to each other, how Blyth is seen by others and how Blyth looks in order to reduce fear of crime and improve the wellbeing and health of people living in Blyth.
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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.