“We have long argued that reductions to councils’ public health grant, which is used to fund drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, is a false economy which will only compound acute pressures for criminal justice and NHS services further down the line."
Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the NHS will receive a cash injection of £1.8 billion, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
”While is important that the NHS is adequately funded, it is clear that there cannot be a sustainable health service without a sustainable adult social care system.
”The Prime Minister has promised to bring forward proposals for a long-term solution to the adult social care funding crisis. It is vital that the Prime Minister plugs the £3.6 billion funding gap facing adult social care to keep services
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aimed at improving the wellbeing of unpaid adult carers.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new figures, published today by Public Health England, showing a 44 per cent decline in the number of people in England with tuberculosis between 2011-2018.