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LGA responds to call for more money for adult social care and public health
European Social Fund money at risk of being sent back to Brussels
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on babies at risk of harm
“These worrying figures underline the huge number of children and families in need of help and support, and emphasises the colossal challenge facing councils and their partners as they try to address growing levels of need with rapidly diminishing resources."
“Adult social care is vital in its own right and we have been clear for some time that the service is at breaking point and in desperate need of genuinely new funding to secure its future."
LGA responds to Universal Credit delay
"The Government needs to use this delay to work closely with the LGA, councils and stakeholders so that we can provide the best for vulnerable claimants and ensure no-one loses out on transitional protection. "
LGA briefing - Opposition Day Debate: Social Care Funding, House of Commons, 17 October 2018
Adult social care is a crucial service in its own right that transform peoples’ quality of life. However, years of significant underfunding coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.
Opposition day debate on Universal Credit House of Commons, 17 October 2018
We want the continued implementation of Universal Credit to be a success. Equally crucially we want the reformed welfare system as a whole to be a success, not just for Government, but for councils and, most importantly, for the people using it.
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