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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to COVID-19 vaccine announcement
Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to ADCS report on children’s social care pressures
“This report reinforces the significant budget reductions councils have experienced and increasing numbers of children needing urgent help. As the impact of the pandemic becomes clear, councils expect to see a significant rise in referrals to children’s social care and demand for wider children’s support services."
LGA responds to APPG on Coronavirus interim report
"Councils have played a crucial role during the pandemic and have demonstrated how vital local knowledge and expertise is in combating the virus and protecting their communities."
Radical re-working needed for the high needs further education system
The high needs system for further education is not working and requires a radical shake-up, council and college leaders say today in a new report.
Planning, commissioning, funding and supporting post-16 high needs students
In January 2020, the Local Government Association, the Association of Colleges and Natspec commissioned acl consulting to undertake a review of arrangements for planning, commissioning, funding, and supporting provision for post-16 high needs students.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Financing Green Ambition, 2 December 2020
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA – COVID-19 has devastated councils’ park services
Parks proved to be a lifeline for local communities during the COVID-19 crisis but the pandemic has had a devastating impact on councils’ park services, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Parks fit for the future
Our local parks have been lifelines during the national lockdowns. However, whilst they remained open, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on council parks services and income generation. Now, we must ensure we invest so they are fit for the future and enjoyed by communities.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks 2020-21 - case study key findings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities. The loss of external income due to the closure of income generating facilities in parks and the loss of in kind volunteer contributions have left parks services in a vulnerable state.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Leeds City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the parks service at Leeds City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Nottingham City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parks service at Nottingham City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Rugby Borough Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the parks service at Rugby Borough Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Plymouth City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extensive impact on the parks service at Plymouth City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on the parks service at Walsall.
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