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Sexual health services at risk of breaking point: LGA responds to UKHSA statistics on new STI diagnoses

These new statistics continue to show that local council-commissioned sexual health services are at risk of breaking point, with rising demand coming at the same time as real terms cuts to funding


Rise in alcohol dependency heaps pressure on council services – LGA on PAC report into alcohol treatment

This stark evidence shows a concerning increase in harmful alcohol dependency across the country since the pandemic.

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Keep vapes out of sight of children – LGA on ASH survey on e-cigarette use among 11 to 17 year olds

To tackle this issue and ensure vaping is kept out of reach of children, vapes should be sold in plain packaging and be out-of-sight behind the counter

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Social care continues to face significant pressure – LGA on ADASS roadmap for reforming care and support

“This helpful roadmap adds to the growing body of evidence and reports that show the significant pressure social care is facing. It also rightly puts people who draw on care and support at the centre, articulating the huge value and reach of social care."


LGA on 'Next steps to put people at the heart of care'

“This is a significant watering down of promises, which even as they stood would only have taken us on the first steps towards a more sustainable and refocused future for social care. People who draw on care and support will understandably feel frustrated and concerned by these developments."

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Unfunded NHS pay rises could lead to cuts to public health services

Unfunded NHS pay rises could lead to cuts to public health services

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Cost of living a ‘second health emergency’ after COVID – councils and public health directors

Local health chiefs are warning that the increase in costs of essential food items and energy has created a ‘second health emergency’ after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Significant challenges remain for public health services – LGA on public health settlement

Significant challenges remain for public health services

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NHS pay rises cannot be additional burden on councils – LGA responds to NHS Confederation and NHS Providers salary warning

NHS pay rises cannot and should not be an additional burden on already pressured council public health budgets.

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More important than ever to sign up for health check – LGA responds to NHS Health Check data

Councils have done a tremendous job in inviting nearly 23.5 million eligible people to have a Health Check over the last 10 years, of which nearly 11 million have taken up the offer.