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Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022

Overview of the toolkit Jo Wall, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships Rachel Toresen-Owuor, Programme Director, Local Partnerships Local Adaptation

Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022

Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.

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Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit

"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit

Market shaping and viability support programme

The Care and Health Improvement Programme is delivering a programme of activities to support commissioner’s efforts in relation to current market viability and future market shaping.

Market shaping and viability support programme

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ)

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ), co-founded and led by Epping Forest District Council, is a cross-sector, cross-border partnership seeking to explore the opportunities of digital infrastructure, applications and innovations to future-proof local economies and the provision of health and social care. The DIZ is delivered in partnership with Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council as well as five district councils (Broxbourne, East Herts, Epping Forest, Harlow, and Uttlesford), and partners from the health, higher and further education, voluntary and community sectors and the private sector. The DIZ has an ambition to be recognised as a ‘beacon’ area for place-based digital innovation. applications and innovations, to future proof local economies and the provision of health and social care.

The Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ)

East Staffordshire Borough Council: Boosting prosperity through skills, education and employment in Burton upon Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council successfully bid for £23.8 million of funding to regenerate Burton upon Trent. Collaborating with key partners including the universities, colleges and the county council has been key to accessing the towns fund and drive regeneration. In doing so, the council aims to cement itself as a place of learning and opportunity and help close the skills gap to achieve long term economic prosperity locally and regionally.

East Staffordshire Borough Council: Boosting prosperity through skills, education and employment in Burton upon Trent

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: The WorkShop

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council launched the Workshop, an Employment, Training and Skills Hub in the town centre. Utilising its successful bid for Accelerated Town Deal Funding the council repurposed a vacant shop situated in the town centre to create the hub. Through this space, local residents are provided with personalised career support to help them access training, employment or education advice to facilitate their ambition to deliver an economically prosperous and inclusive borough.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: The WorkShop