Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA responds to new heat health alert

"Councils are once again urging people to take care, particularly of those who may be more vulnerable to effects of heat. This includes people who may be older or people with heart and respiratory issues."

LGA responds to new heat health alert

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step is a Southwark Council initiative to test different approaches to managing debt to the Council – including council tax debt. Where residents volunteer to participate, the Council will immediately suspend all recovery and enforcement action for a period to allow arrangements to be set in place. Under the latest pilots, Step-by-Step also offers debtors access to free, independent debt advice available by phone or online.

Case Study

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Cost of living hub

Councils and local partners have delivered remarkable services and support to protect their residents against higher costs, targeting help at those facing the most complex challenges. This hub is designed to share best practice and help councils support their residents through this difficult time.

Cost of living hub

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) July 2022

Up to £180 million Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) capital grant funding is available to all constituent English councils over a three-year period to support the release of council-owned brownfield land for housing. Applications close on 19 August 2022.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) July 2022

Cost of living: Policy and strategy

This section outlines how councils are developing strategy and policies to tackle local inequalities and make sure the most vulnerable in society are supported with the rises in cost of living.

Cost of living: Policy and strategy

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

"These statistics published today are very concerning, with drug related deaths showing sharp increases compared with 2020. Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment."

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

This section provides case studies and resources around tackling fuel poor households, where energy costs are in danger of pushing people beneath the poverty line.

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty

In this section you can find case studies and resources around programmes assisting households who are unable to afford sufficient food for a healthy diet.

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty