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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
The Devolution Hub
A local path to net zero
BI podcast transcription: North Yorkshire County Council
Hello and welcome to the latest episode of Nudges for Social Good, the LGA's podcast on behaviour change. My name is Rhian Gladman and I
Haringey, Islington and Camden Partnership: Burgoyne Road
The sale of Burgoyne Road releases land for new housing units and creation of a community facility for residents.
LGA responds to £338 million government investment in walking and cycling
“Councils are at the heart of promoting and enabling more sustainable local journeys, and more government support for cycle lanes and new Highway Code guidance to make it safer on the roads will help us deliver safer cycling options to get more people on their bikes."
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Everything you need to know about devolution in England.
Estate Regeneration Survey and £10 million Fund
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking to understand the national picture of housing estate regeneration activity. This includes councils’ progress with estate regeneration projects, any barriers to delivery, as well as the expected impact of these projects.
‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
Tree management and woodland creation webinar
In this webinar, speakers from The Tree Council explained why tree management matters, representatives from Defra and the Forestry Commission discussed new opportunities including the England Woodland Creation Offer and the Local Authority Treescapes Fund, and there was a presentation on the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households
This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.
Thriving nature for people and planet
"Thriving nature is fundamental to our health and happiness. That’s why nature’s recovery must be a priority as we take steps to recover from the pandemic."
Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021
Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.
Early years education funding - House of Commons, 21 July 2021
Good quality early education makes a difference to children’s lives. Pre-school has almost as much impact on a child’s education achievement as primary school does – and the impact is even greater for those at risk of developing learning difficulties. Recent policy changes have extended the reach of early education to more children and for longer. They have also supported more parents into work, or to work more hours.
Managing carers in the workplace, Tuesday 20 July 2021
Carers’ rights Maggie Steven, Senior Advisor and Deputy Area Director, ACAS Carers experiences throughout COVID-19 and how employers can support
Build back local: Building back better
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