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LGA responds to Age UK report on coronavirus care costs

"We know that care providers are facing extra costs during this time and we have worked closely with them since the beginning of the pandemic to understand what they are. The vast majority of councils have helped providers with these extra costs to the best of their ability, considering all of the evidence."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to NHS Volunteer Responder scheme expansion

“This national volunteering scheme is an important back-up to councils’ existing and new local volunteering initiatives which are helping communities during this crisis.”

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on excess deaths

"Social care, including care homes and providing care in people’s homes, remains the frontline in the fight against coronavirus."

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LGA: social care providers face more than £6bn in extra COVID-19 costs

Providers of adult social care services may face more than £6.6 billion in extra costs due to the coronavirus crisis by the end of September this year, stark new analysis commissioned by councils and social care directors reveals.

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths

"Every death from this dreadful disease is a personal tragedy and our thoughts go out to those family and friends in mourning."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to NHS track and trace service

“COVID-19 is best understood as a pattern of local outbreaks, rather than a national pandemic with a similar impact in every community, which is why councils as local leaders have a fundamental role to play in the test and trace service."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths

“Social care is on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus. While we have started to thankfully see a decline in some figures, it is still incredibly worrying that the percentage of all deaths in care homes attributed to COVID-19 has increased."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths

"While we have started to thankfully see a decline in some figures, it is still incredibly worrying that the percentage of all deaths in care homes attributed to COVID-19 has increased."

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LGA responds to ADASS survey on adult social care provider support

“This survey shows councils are doing all they can to support care providers despite being under huge pressure themselves to combat coronavirus and protect our elderly and most vulnerable."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on care sector coronavirus deaths

“Social care is on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus."