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LGA responds to ADASS snap survey of state of adult social care
Four priorities for the adult social care white paper
Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge
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"
Question on ensuring that older people are aware of the types of domestic abuse, and are informed about the information and support available, The House of Lords, 30 November
Councils are determined to prevent and stop domestic abuse in all its forms. They play a vital role protecting older people from abuse through a range of front-line services, and have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults with care and support needs.
LGA: MPs urged to back local government role in fixing employment and skills system
“At a time when the Government is rightly discussing devolving powers to local areas as part of the Levelling Up White Paper, it is crucial that this is not undermined by sidelining the expertise of local government in the delivery of skills and employment support."
This insightful report on what social care directors are facing on the ground and what actions they want to see makes essential reading for government.
The adult social white paper is a chance to publish a vision for the future that is centred around people who draw on social care and ensure they are supported to live their best life. Our four priorities set out what we would like to see in the upcoming care white paper.
The Local Government (Disqualification) Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 1 December 2021
The LGA supports the objective of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill to ensure the highest standards of integrity and conduct in public life.
LGA responds to NAO report on school funding
“Councils face significant financial challenges to deliver much-needed SEND support to all those who need it and to meet rising demand, reporting a spending deficit of £675 million last year."
LGA responds to ONS analysis on the lasting impact of violence against women and girls
“Councils are determined to help tackle Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse."
LGA responds to latest ONS domestic abuse statistics
"Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime, which councils cannot tackle alone. The cooperation of other public services including the police is essential if we are to work to eliminate domestic abuse."
LGA briefing: Alcohol harm House of Commons, 25 November 2021
There are around 10 million adults in England who drink above the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk guidelines, including more than two million who drink at higher risk and an estimated 587,000 who are dependent on alcohol.
The White Ribbon campaign which seeks to end male violence against women, House of Lords, 25 November 2021
White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end men’s violence against women. UK White Ribbon Day, on 25 November 2021, is a national day to raise awareness, educate and campaign to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls and marks the start of the 16 days of Action to end gender-based violence.
LGA responds to ADCS figures on home education
"Although most parents and carers provide a good home education, the LGA is concerned that the pandemic has led to increasing numbers of children receiving education outside the classroom and missing out on the benefits that a school environment brings, such as safeguarding and learning and socialising with other children."
LGA: Huge spending on children’s and adult social care not enough to support everyone, councils warn
New analysis by the LGA shows that social care-providing authorities, who want to be able to support all children and adults to lead an equal life, are now spending more than 60 per cent of their outgoings on these essential services, underlining the urgent need for action to address immediate pressures now.
Leadership meeting on scrutiny essentials, 22 November 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
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