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LGA responds to Which? report on adult social care

"A lack of certainty of future funding of adult social care and the split of responsibilities between individuals and councils in who pays for it, is making this hard to financially plan for."

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Obesity crisis: 40 per cent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children

"These figures are a national tragedy and a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face."

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LGA responds to report on e-cigarettes

“Since the advent of e-cigarettes, we have seen the number of users of smoking cessation services fall, while the population of smokers left is now more challenging to get to quit."

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LGA responds to stop smoking statistics

“Council-led schemes have had a successful impact on helping people to quit smoking."

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LGA responds to supported housing funding announcement

“This announcement will help address the growing number of people living longer with increasingly complex needs who want to live independent lives in their own homes and communities, rather than being stuck in a hospital bed or unsuitable accommodation."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on supported housing

“This announcement will give councils and housing providers the certainty to sustain and invest in supported housing for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."

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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 June 2017 by 40 per cent."

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LGA launches own green paper as adult social care reaches breaking point

The Local Government Association has today launched a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Secretary's maiden speech

“This funding is good news for the sector, but it should be focused on delivering on joint local priorities rather than simply NHS national priorities. “It is essential that councils have a significant input into local decisions on how this funding is used so that data is effectively shared in the interests of people using services and processes are streamlined across health and care systems. “It’s good to see the Secretary of State’s focus on prevention which is the surest way to reduce hospital admissions and reduce pressures on the NHS and adult social care, which needs to be put on an

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LGA responds to research on end of life care

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to research by King’s College London on palliative and end-of-life care.