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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.
LGA responds to the return of Parkrun events
“Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, and as one of the largest providers of these facilities councils are committed to ensuring these spaces continue to be accessible for everyone.”
Water safety should start in the classroom – LGA
“Ahead of the first ever World Drowning Prevention Day, it is more important than ever to highlight the need to be aware of water safety."
Stroud District Council: 2030 Strategy - limiting, adapting, recovering and responding in a changing climate
Stroud District Council's comprehensive strategy and plan, unanimously adopted in March 2021 drives progress on their commitment to a carbon neutral and ecologically resilient 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: Cheltenham Zero Partnership
Cheltenham Borough Council formed the Cheltenham Zero Partnership, with charity partner Vision21. The partnership will establish a strong network of businesses, community groups and the public sector to help lead the charge for the borough’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: What gets measured gets managed
Cheltenham are using Salix funding as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) to install a number of sub meters in some of their leisure facilities and listed buildings in order to measure and reduce their energy footprint. The list includes the Pittville Pump Rooms, the leisure centre and their town hall.
North Devon and Torridge Councils: Blue Biosphere Natural Capital Accelerator
Blue Biosphere is a net-zero economic development programme collaborating across Torridge and North Devon to stimulate marine and catchment jobs and raise social mobility through development of Blue Carbon projects, improved fisheries management and marine conservation as well as Blue Growth targeted to deliver high-value jobs to our coastal community.
North Devon and Torridge Councils: North Devon Biosphere Nature Recovery Plan
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is jointly funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council and Torridge District Council. The Biosphere is launching an ambitious new Nature Recovery Plan as our contribution to tackling the ecological emergency here in northern Devon.
Torbay Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council: Joint Carbon Literacy Training
In an effort to embed the Climate Emergency across our organisations, Torbay, South Hams and West Devon joined forces to arrange Carbon Literacy Training for 48 key officers, senior leaders and key councillors across Torbay Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council.
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