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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

No one's elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their own home.

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Children's social care at breaking point, council leaders warn

Growing demand for support has lead to 75 per cent of councils in England overspending on their children’s services budgets by more than half a billion pounds.

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LGA responds to Healthwatch care home study

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a new study by Healthwatch on people’s experiences of care homes.

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LGA responds to Crisis analysis on rough sleeping

Homelessness is everyone’s business, and councils need the help of health, employment, and housing partners to deliver ambitions to end it.

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LGA responds to latest fire safety test results

“With test fails affecting buildings owned by a range of different landlords across the country, it is clear that the current building regulation system has failed. We need a commitment from government that it will meet the exceptional cost to councils of removing and replacing cladding and insulation on high-rise blocks as a result.”

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LGA responds to AA survey on parking payment methods

Councils offer a variety of ways to pay for parking, and paying by phone can be a quick and convenient way to do so.

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Two scams a day reported to councils fighting fraudsters

More than two scams and attempted scams a day are being reported to some councils as they crack down on criminals running shams ranging from fake online dating and disability parking badge sites to bogus diamond investment schemes and weight-loss devices. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, is urging people to report all scams which costs UK citizens nearly £10 billion a year. Fraud, which includes scams, is now the most common type of crime, accounting for 3.6 million crimes in England and Wales last year. But this could be the tip of

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NHS Digital carers survey - LGA response

“The findings of this report and the link between financial problems caused by caring, and social isolation, highlight the need for government to set out how it will address the needs of carers in its long-awaited Carers Strategy."

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Sexual health services at tipping point warn councils

Patients could have to wait longer for sexual health services with visits to clinics up by 25 per cent in five years at the same time as funding for councils to provide vital public health services has been cut.

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Response to the latest drug-related deaths figures

"Councils are committed to ensuring drug users get the right support and treatment, and spend more on drug and alcohol treatment than in any other area of public health. This year alone, local authorities are budgeting to spend more than £700 million on tackling substance misuse."