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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.
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Spending Review announcement £500m funding for supporting families
“Councils want to work with government to prioritise a child-centred recovery plan which offers the brightest future for children and families as we recover from the pandemic – it is essential this plan goes beyond the First 1000 days so that councils can intervene early at whichever stage families need it."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Spending Review announcement of changes to Alcohol Duty
"We are pleased at the plans to tackle high strength cheap alcohol like white ciders and strong lagers. More alcohol-free and lower-strength cider, wine, beer and spirits are needed to help tackle a ticking time-bomb caused by drink-related health problems, reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder, meet growing demand for them and help ease the pressure on the pub trade."
Councils respond to 2021 Spending Review and Autumn Budget
“We are pleased that today’s Spending Review has provided new government grant funding for councils over the next three years to support vital local services. This will help meet some – but not all - of the extra cost and demand pressures they face just to provide services at today’s levels."
Signing up to the City of Sanctuary Local Authorities Network
City of Sanctuary UK is a movement working across the country to ensure the UK is a welcoming place of safety for all and is proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.
Advisory Bulletin 695 - October 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: On-the-Day Briefing
The 2021 Combined Budget and Spending Review outlines the Government’s spending plans by setting budgets for each central government department.
Pass the Planet
Moving on from COP26, we will continue to demonstrate the importance of local leadership to delivering the UK’s net zero ambitions, and to share the leading work of councils
NHS backlog could take even longer to clear without immediate social care funding, warn council and health leaders
The Local Government Association and NHS Confederation are joining forces to call on the Chancellor to use the Spending Review to provide genuinely new money for social care so that it also benefits from funding to tackle immediate pressures.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.