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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.
Armed Forces Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 23 November 2021
Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families are valued members of our communities. All councils have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are fully committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.
House of Lords debate, Leaseholders and Building Safety, 25 November 2021
The LGA welcomes the introduction of the Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Act. We believe these important pieces of legislation will strengthen the building safety system in the UK, especially in relation to new buildings. It is, therefore, an important step in the right direction.
Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?
Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.
Inclusion at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2021
The LGA continue to work with our membership, our partners, people who draw on adult social care and organisations that represent them to meet joint ambitions around continual improvements to representation, co-design and coproduction in our work on adult social care.
LGA responds to ‘Children in crisis’ report
"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."
Climate change communications – what next for local authorities? 17 November 2021
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Promoting good health
To help ensure good take-up of health checks in Suffolk, workshops are held for people with learning disabilities and their carers explaining what the annual checks involve and how people can get registered for them. They are run by a team of peer educators who are people with learning disabilities themselves who have been trained by Ace Anglia.
Improving communication skills
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council funded a scheme for people with learning disabilities to develop social interactions and have fun through a community choir. The choir combines singing with Makaton, which uses signals, signing and speech, and also involves members getting involved song writing.
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