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LGA responds to PAC report on test and trace

“Coronavirus will be with us for many months and years ahead and councils want to play their full part in helping to design a test and trace strategy for the medium and long-term which keeps our communities safe."

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LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population

"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."

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LGA responds to joint Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committee report on coronavirus

“Councils have been leading their communities through the pandemic and as this report makes clear, could have been given a greater role in the initial response to COVID-19."

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LGA responds to Health Foundation public health funding call

"Public health services are vital to tackling the health inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic and are preventing us from levelling up the country."

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LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints

The LGA's response to the 2020/21 annual review of social care complaints by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

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LGA responds to Unison survey on social care vacancy rates and staff mental health

"The Spending Review must set out how immediate and short-term pressures in social care will be addressed, working with councils, care workers and those with lived experience to build back better and help develop a care and support system fit for the future"

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LGA responds to Covid autumn winter plan

“Councils stand ready to support the NHS in the roll out of a booster vaccination programme, including using their unique local knowledge to help contact and prioritise all those who are eligible."

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LGA responds to COVID-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds

“Vaccines are our ultimate route out of this pandemic and councils want to play their full part in what will be our largest ever school vaccination programme, given their existing close working relationship with schools, parents and health professionals."

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New report shows how the LGA’s sector support programme is helping to eliminate rough sleeping for good

“Councils acted instantly when the pandemic struck to address the immediate crisis of getting thousands of rough sleepers off the streets to protect them from the spread of coronavirus."

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LGA responds to appointment of new Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Cllr David Fothergill, responds to the announcement of Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy as the new Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and the formal launch of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.