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NHS funding must be matched by social care funding, says LGA

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s keynote speech by Theresa May on funding for the NHS.

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LGA responds to NHS 70th anniversary funding announcement

“This 70th birthday bonus is great for the NHS to allow it to continue its fantastic work, but hugely disappointing that government has not taken this timely opportunity to announce a similar funding boost for social care and prevention services."

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LGA responds to dementia addition to NHS health check

"If we are to continue to tackle or delay avoidable ill health, it is vital that eligible people get checked in order to increase health check uptake rates."

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LGA responds to Lord Darzi report on social care

“Mainstream council services are essential to address the wider causes of ill-health but councils face tough choices over cutting them to fund the growing costs of adult social care."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since July 2017 by 33 per cent."

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LGA responds to NHS confederation poll on adult social care spending

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a poll commissioned by NHS Confederation which found that 82 per cent of people support a spending increase for adult social care.

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LGA responds to NHS Health Check five-year figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to NHS Health Check figures published today by Public Health England, which marks the end of the first five-year cycle of the programme.

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LGA responds to NHS plans to reduce long stays in hospital

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s announcement by NHS England on plans to reduce long stays in hospital.

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LGA: Responding to an IFS report on council spending on adult social care

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board responds to an Institute for Fiscal Studies report on council spending on adult social care.

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LGA responds to ADASS Budget Survey on adult social care

"This report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored."