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Councils' role supporting the digital skills pipeline
LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
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Tackling child exploitation: resources pack
As local leaders and community representatives, councillors have responsibilities to help protect children in their area. Being aware of the signs of child exploitation, understanding what to do if you have concerns and knowing what questions to be asking of local services is key. This resources pack explores this, and showcases innovative work going on around the country to prevent child exploitation.
LGA responds to latest estimated Long Covid prevalence data
“All of us involved in the pandemic response need to have an honest debate about the potential implications of Long Covid on resources and capacity, not just in terms of pressures on the NHS, but also on our overstretched and under-pressure social care system and other vital council services."
LGA – Licensing powers need to cover public health
Giving councils the powers to consider the public health impact of licensing decisions is vital to protect communities from harm, reduce NHS costs and save lives, the Local Government Association says today.
Lewisham Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - Co-production with the Young Mayors Team
Co-production and collaboration with stakeholders and communities is one key element that contributes to the success of interventions and programmes.
Investment in grassroots and community sport facilities integral to capturing Team GB legacy
Investment in sport and leisure facilities, from financial support, to strategic partnership working between central and local government and community organisations is essential in increasing the development of young people, preparing them with vital life skills and healthy habits.
This online resource outlines the key roles councils play in supporting local skills progression and highlights a number of successful interventions undertaken to date.
Forest of Dean District Council: Council Office Decarbonisation
Forest of Dean District Council is implementing a range of measures to decarbonise its Coleford office building, including installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage system and replacing existing lighting with LEDs. The project aims to demonstrate how decarbonising assets and operations can be economically viable and deliver long-term financial benefits to organisations.
Forest of Dean District Council: Climate Emergency Community Partnership
Forest of Dean Climate Action is a climate emergency community partnership that is currently being established to coordinate a district wide community-based response to the climate emergency. It will bring together communities, businesses and organisations from across the district to deliver community led climate action through collaboration, empowerment and knowledge sharing, with the imperative of driving the district to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Swindon Borough Council: Sustainable travel
Swindon Borough Council has developed a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that has helped secure the creation and maintenance of travel plans for new education, workplace, and residential developments. It obligates developers to fund initiatives through payment of a significant travel plan contribution to the council for it to resource implementation, or payment of a bond which repaid when the developer fulfils their obligations.
Wiltshire Council: Community Environmental Toolkit
The Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit has been developed by Wiltshire Council in partnership with Natural England to allow communities to take the lead in defining and restoring biodiversity in their community.
Understanding the challenges facing Tamworth town centre
As part of the LGA's economic growth advisers support offer, Didobi and Rise Associates were commissioned to support Tamworth Borough Council in overcoming challenges to make the environment more conducive to investment and lay the foundations for transformative change of their high street.
Digital Pathfinders Programme Prospectus 2021/22
Our Digital Pathfinders Programme is designed to support councils seeking to innovate and develop pioneering initiatives to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.
Digital Pathfinders Programme - live offer
The LGA is launching a new Digital Pathfinders Programme. The programme is designed to support councils seeking to innovate and develop pioneering initiatives to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.
Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme Assembly September 2021
Register for our latest Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme assembly, this September.
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