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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
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 Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
The Government's Levelling up agenda, House of Commons debate, 15 September 2021
The White Paper will build on actions the Government is already taking to level up across the UK and will set out “bold new policy interventions to improve livelihoods and opportunities in all parts of the UK.”
Alcohol treatment and recovery: Building back better to support and transform people’s lives, 14 September 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to COVID-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds
“Vaccines are our ultimate route out of this pandemic and councils want to play their full part in what will be our largest ever school vaccination programme, given their existing close working relationship with schools, parents and health professionals."
Securing the future of public sport and leisure services
The LGA alongside the Association for Public Services Excellence (ASPE), and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can operate sustainably and deliver the best outcomes for communities.
Rural recognition, recovery, resilience and revitalisation
Pragmatix Advisory has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore the economic challenges facing rural and coastal areas, with a particular focus on deprivation, and outline what steps government can take to strengthen the recovery and resilience of these communities within the current context.
Reducing fire risk in high rise social housing, House of Commons debate, September 2021
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hope they will be an important step in the right direction. We are however concerned about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.
LGA: Pandemic recovery could bring £51 billion a year boost to rural and coastal economy
The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, has found that a rise in people ‘staycationing’, population movement away from urban areas and a greater focus on the green economy could all help deliver a £51 billion a year economic boost by 2030 to rural areas.
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