Local Government Association

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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.

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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

Leeds City Council: Healthy Holidays in Leeds

The Healthy Holidays scheme provides activities and food over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays to vulnerable children, primarily those eligible for Free School Meals.

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Leeds City Council: Healthy Holidays in Leeds

Bristol City Council: Bristol’s One City Response

From March 2022, the Bristol City Council Neighbourhood and Communities service have convened staff from across the council to understand the potential impacts of the rising cost of living on individuals and communities.

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Bristol City Council: Bristol’s One City Response

East Suffolk Council: ‘Ease the Squeeze’

East Suffolk Council has worked with partners across sectors, through a series of workshops, to develop a wide reaching programme to support local residents with the rising cost of living.

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East Suffolk Council: ‘Ease the Squeeze’

London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network

Tower Hamlets Council worked with the Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network (THCAN) to launch a borough-wide referral system which links residents with a wide variety of local advice and support services.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Tower Hamlets Community Advice Network