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LGA responds to a report by Key on care funding

The scale of the overall funding picture for local government as a whole means adult social care services still face a £3.6 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care.

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LGA responds to Age UK research on the delayed social care green paper

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to research by Age UK on the social care green paper delay.

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LGA responds to Royal College of Physicians poll on winter pressures

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a Royal College of Physicians poll on winter pressures.

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LGA responds to government's commitment to reach zero HIV transmissions

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s commitment to make the UK the first country to reach zero HIV transmissions by 2030.

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LGA responds to Care England report on care home pay

“The current system of social care is unsustainable and will buckle under the weight of demand. We are calling on government to urgently publish its much-delayed adult social care green paper to resolve the long-term future of care and support and provide a sustainable solution to these essential services.”

Durham County Council: seized cigarettes

Illegal tobacco trade harming efforts to cut smoking, councils warn

"The sale of cheap, illegal tobacco by rogue traders in shops, private homes and through social media is funding organised criminal gangs and damaging legitimate traders, as well as making it easier for young people to get hooked on smoking, which undermines councils’ efforts to help people quit."

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LGA responds to childhood obesity trailblazer announcement

The Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme sees 13 local authorities from across the country shortlisted from a total of 102 applications to trial new approaches in their communities, with a particular focus on reducing the ‘deprivation gap’.

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LGA responds to RCPCH state of child health report

“This report rightly reinforces our call for public health funding reductions to be reversed, in order to help councils protect children’s health and reduce inequalities."

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LGA responds to NHS funding for expansion of PrEP trial

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an announcement by NHS England about funding for the expansion of the PrEP Impact Trial to 26,000 participants by 2020.

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LGA responds to NAO report on NHS financial sustainability

"If the NHS is going to thrive, we need to make sure that public health budget cuts are reversed and that our social care services are properly funded and sustainable."