“This funding is good news for the sector, but it should be focused on delivering on joint local priorities rather than simply NHS national priorities.
“It is essential that councils have a significant input into local decisions on how this funding is used so that data is effectively shared in the interests of people using services and processes are streamlined across health and care systems.
“It’s good to see the Secretary of State’s focus on prevention which is the surest way to reduce hospital admissions and reduce pressures on the NHS and adult social care, which needs to be put on an
Protecting children and helping them to get the very best in life is one of the most important things that councils do and it is positive that the proportion of children’s services departments rated good or outstanding has increased
Responding to analysis by the AA into council transport budgets, Cllr Judith Blake, LGA Transport spokesperson, said:
“Planning for winter remains a key priority for councils, despite ongoing funding pressures and competing demands on their limited resources. Last year councils had 1.5 million tonnes stockpiled with gritters deployed at a moment’s notice through the wintry months to make sure our local roads were clear and open to our residents where possible.
“Councils face an overall funding gap of almost £8 billion by 2025 and the Government must urgently address the growing funding gaps