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Health inequalities hub
House of Commons debate, Access to affordable housing and planning reform, November 2021
Only a publicly financed substantial programme of council house building supported by government grants for construction will help the Government meet its target of 300,000 new homes. This means cooperation and partnership across the sector, including Government, councils, housing associations, landowners/developers, and the construction sector.
Moving forward: how can new data insights from Moving Communities support you?, 6 December 2021
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LGA responds to the Fostering Network’s State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021 report
“Foster carers do an outstanding job looking after children who can’t live with their birth families, providing them with the love and security they need to thrive."
LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’
People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.
House of Commons debate, The role of local councils in levelling up, 8 December 2021
The anticipated Levelling-Up White Paper presents an opportunity to reset the relationship between central and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
Broxtowe Borough Council: Reinventing Beeston Town Centre
Broxtowe Borough Council has launched a new mixed-use leisure development in Beeston, Nottingham. The development features an Arc Cinema Complex with plans in place for three new food and drink retail outlets and is aimed at bolstering the visitor economy and night-time economy to encourage people to live and work in Beeston. It is hailed as a model for the post COVID-19 revival of the UK’s town centres for playing its part in “community wealth building”.
LGA responds to extension of booster vaccines to those aged 18-39 and second doses for 12 to 15 year olds
“Vaccination is ultimately our route out of this pandemic and the COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe and healthy this winter"
Health inequalities: Ethnicity
Explore case studies from councils and how COVID-19 exacerbated the inequalities Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) people face. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
Health inequalities: Ethnicity case studies
These case studies demonstrate how local government is at the heart of addressing the health inequalities that are having such a detrimental impact on ethnic minorities. They form part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
Health inequalities: Learning disabilities
Explore case studies from councils and how COVID-19 exacerbated the inequalities people with learning disabilities face. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
A tailored fund to help grassroots BME groups
Brighton & Hove City Council made a commitment to do more to actively challenge racial inequality and become an anti-racist city. It includes a promise to draw up an anti-racism strategy and the creation of a dedicated community fund for BME community groups. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.
Empowering communities to make changes
Bradford District Council has been leading a programme to improve community cohesion and engagement and reduce inequalities. More than 70 individual projects have been launched and 25,000 people engaged in the process. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.
Leading by example to improve employment opportunities
Birmingham City Council is the largest employer in the city. They have committed to improving the pay and work opportunities for people from marginalised ethnic groups through improving their recruitment process, setting up a dedicated equalities and cohesion team and the carrying out the council’s first Workforce Race Equity Review. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.
Tackling inequality among black school pupils
Lewisham Council and Lewisham Learning plan took a new approach to education to investigate why Black students were underachieving. Following the findings a number of pledges were created, including a commitment to increase black representation among the school leadership team and governors, reducing exclusions for black pupils and targeting ambitious outcomes for black pupils. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.
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