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Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
Reforming revenues - options for the future financing of local government
LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs
Building Safety Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 19 January 2022
No leaseholder should have to pay the costs of making their homes safe and the Secretary of State’s threat to use the legal system to ensure developers meet their responsibilities to leaseholders is a positive step in the right direction. However, leaseholders are not the only innocent victims of the construction industry’s failure to build safe homes.
The LGA has announced the 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, for its Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, address the housing crisis and meet the housing needs of local communities.
Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Growth, Building Resilience
The LGA has commissioned Partnering Regeneration Development and Newbridge Advisors to produce this good practice guide. It aims to support councils to plan and establish more effective public-private partnerships, which can deliver the investment, development and services that are essential to boosting economic growth and recovery.
Health inequalities: Age and gender
Explore case studies from councils and how the pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in different ways for older and younger people. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into UK poverty
“2022 is likely to be tougher than most, particularly for those on lower incomes, with many households feeling the impacts of the pandemic on their earnings, alongside the removal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift and rising costs of energy and food."
Sutton: Our plan to create an age-friendly borough
Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton are working together to make the London borough a more age-friendly place.
Avoid potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease by checking water before reopening
Businesses and other services looking to reopen from Monday 29 March should ensure they carry out vital safety checks to avoid increasing the risk of the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease in their water supply, the LGA and CIEH urge.
Briefing for practitioners - Analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews
This briefing summarises key findings from the landmark study ‘Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews April 2017 – March 2019’, with particular reference to professional practice in direct work with the individual at risk of abuse and/or neglect. It is therefore of particular relevance to the work of practitioners and others who have frontline contact with individuals. It aims to support practitioners to apply best practice in their direct work and thus achieve positive outcomes in adult safeguarding.
COVID-19: Opening gyms and public leisure facilities, House of Commons, 22 March 2021
We welcome the Government’s roadmap and evidenced-based approach to reopening, and on behalf of councils we are keen to work with national government and public health experts to ensure public gyms and leisure facilities can reopen safely and as soon as possible.
Better connected: How local education and children’s services in England have responded to the coronavirus pandemic
The impact and implications of the pandemic are only just coming into focus. The purpose of our research has been to shine a light on how education
Social Housing White Paper – what next for the regulation of council housing?, 19 March 2021
A view from the Regulator for Social Housing: Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing Working with the Regulator: Kevin Scarlett
LGA responds to Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts
"Had the appeal been upheld, care providers and councils providing social care would have faced massive bills, which would have increased the huge financial pressures they are already facing."
Improving the education system after COVID-19, House of Commons, 23 March 2021
Councils have been supporting all schools throughout the pandemic, including working to support vulnerable pupils and interpreting guidance to help ensure learning has continued as safely and effectively as possible .
Motion from Hull Lib Dems on helping the most vulnerable
Council notes that the most vulnerable in Hull have taken the biggest hit in the pandemic and inequality is rife.
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