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LGA responds to London Councils report on adult social care

"If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term."


LGA responds to NHS Health Checks review

"Councils have done a tremendous job in inviting more than 14 million eligible people to have a check over the last five years, of which 6.8 million have taken up the offer."

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LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures

“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."


LGA responds to PM NHS funding announcement

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


LGA responds to NICE guidelines to support unpaid adult carers

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.


LGA responds to latest tuberculosis figures

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.

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LGA responds to Work and Pensions Committee welfare report into ‘disadvantaged people losing out’

Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, Cllr Richard Watts, responds to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report which found that vulnerable groups have been worst affected by welfare reforms.

'Love Island effect': Warning at body image drug use increase

Body-conscious gym and beauty fans are risking their health by taking dangerous and sometimes illegal drugs to improve their appearance in time for their summer holidays, councils warn today.


LGA responds to hospital admissions from care homes data

“This needs to be addressed as part of the much-delayed social care green paper, which we are calling on government to publish by the time the party conferences start."


LGA responds to prevention green paper

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to to the publication of the Government’s green paper on prevention.