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Obesity crisis: 40 per cent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children
LGA responds to Social Housing Green Paper
'The lives we want to lead' – the LGA green paper for adult social care
Response to the announcement of the successful bids for the Trust Relationship Fund
The exploitation of children by street gangs or anyone else has no place in society. We need to reduce incidents of children and young people going missing, being exploited and abused, and entering the criminal justice system.
LGA responds to ADASS analysis of social care savings to NHS
“Councils have reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since June 2017 by 40 per cent, despite significant budget reductions."
LGA responds to ONS public sector finances report
Councils have shouldered more than their fair share of austerity and have tried to reduce any impact on residents, but there is only so much they can do and the financial challenges they face are growing. More and more councils are struggling to balance their books and others are considering whether they have the funding to even deliver their statutory requirements
Social Care Data and Cyber Security Discovery Programme
LGA responds to Which? report on adult social care
"A lack of certainty of future funding of adult social care and the split of responsibilities between individuals and councils in who pays for it, is making this hard to financially plan for."
"These figures are a national tragedy and a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face."
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