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LGA responds to CQC State of Care report

“This report shows that despite severe funding pressures, quality ratings across social care have been maintained overall, with 84 per cent of providers now rated as good or outstanding, up from 82 per cent last year."

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LGA responds to loneliness fund

“Councils are ideally placed to lead on social prescribing and tackling loneliness in partnership with voluntary sector organisations, and this funding will help them deliver these vital services."

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to social care announcement

“Councils are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support who need it, but rising costs and demand pressures mean incredibly difficult decisions are having to be made about this vital service."

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LGA: Adult social care services help cut half a million unnecessary hospital bed days

“Thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall dramatically by more than half a million."

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LGA responds to NHS Providers 'The state of the NHS provider sector' report

“Adequate funding for public health services, which are provided by councils, is equally important. Public health plays a vital role in promoting and improving wellbeing, preventing ill health and reducing health inequalities."

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LGA responds to ASH report on extra social care costs for smokers

“Councils are responsible for public health and doing everything they can to help smokers quit, including running a range of innovative programmes and services to encourage them to stub out tobacco for good."

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LGA responds to latest childhood vaccination coverage statistics

“Councils, which are responsible for public health, are calling on all parents and guardians to visit their local GP, clinic or health centre to make sure their children have all their vaccinations as soon as possible, in order to reverse this worrying trend."

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LGA responds to latest sexual health services statistics

“With resources already stretched, there is a real risk of waiting times increasing and patient experience deteriorating"

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LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints

“Extra funding for social care next year will help councils as they strive to ensure older and disabled people can live the lives they want to lead."

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LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people.