NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

National restrictions

Please do take care of yourselves, councillors and colleagues. This includes not going to the office unless absolutely necessary, and NALC still strongly discourages councils from meeting face to face – do read our statement on the NALC dedicated coronavirus webpage and guidance on holding remote meetings.

Helping councils communicate

Breakthrough Communications have put together a helpful six point plan to give local councils practical ideas for what they should be doing to effectively communicate during lockdown and beyond. To complement this, there is a series of free national webinars to talk councils through practical ideas and strategies to help them implement these and other ideas over the coming weeks and months.

Make a Change local elections campaign

NALC have launched Make a Change campaign to encourage more people to put themselves forward next May. They have published a range of resources including editable flyers, posters, press releases, information sheets and social media assets. You can read more here.

#CouncilsCan Day – 10 November

The Local Government Association (LGA) announced that they will be hosting their second #CouncilsCan Day on 10 November. As part of the day, they have invited local councils to get involved and share the amazing work you have been doing during the pandemic by using the hashtag #CouncilsCan across your social networks. This is a great opportunity for all of local government to come together to shine a spotlight on their outstanding work and the urgent need for financial certainty for councils in the upcoming Spending Review. For more information and resources visit the #CouncilsCan website – please get involved!

NHS England virtual conference

At last week's health and wellbeing event on the future of health challenges, NHS England highlighted an upcoming series of virtual events. The Engage 2020 virtual conference takes place online from 16 to 27 November and will focus on what has been learnt about community engagement from the recent pandemic, and how this can be applied to the recovery of the health system, building a better health system for all. More information is here.

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:52 by Alison Robinson

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