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LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions

“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."

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LGA responds to Commission for Equality in Mental Health report

“Councils have a crucial role to play in issues affecting wider mental health, such as housing, skills, employment, transport and public spaces."

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LGA responds to Ash report on Stop Smoking Services funding

“Smoking rates continue to fall, which is good news, but as this report highlights there needs to be greater help for those most in need of support, including routine and manual workers or people with mental health conditions."

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LGA responds to Prime Minister's social care pledge

“Our own social care green paper outlined some key recommendations on how best to urgently resolve this issue, which the Government has an opportunity to take forward."

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LGA responds to Intergenerational Mixing Report

"With the right powers and funding, councils can work with their residents of all ages, to help create places where people want to live and extra opportunities to bring communities together.”

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Successful Return to Social Work campaign reignited

The LGA has teamed up with the Government Equalities Office to reignite the Return to Social Work programme following its success in 2017.

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LGA responds to Age UK analysis of unpaid carers aged over 80

“Unpaid caring can be extremely rewarding but we know it can also be a real strain – emotionally, physically and financially, which is why councils are committed to doing all they can to support them."

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LGA responds to Age UK report on social care delayed transfers of care

“Our own analysis show that thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall by more than half a million over the past two years."

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ADASS autumn survey – LGA response

“As this survey demonstrates, councils’ social care services are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support when they need it."

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LGA and Health Foundation launch 'Shaping Places for Healthier Lives'

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association (LGA) and the Health Foundation are inviting local authorities to bid for the new ‘Shaping Places for Healthier Lives’ scheme, which will look to support and promote innovative ways of tackling health inequalities by improving the conditions of where people are born, grow, live, and age in their local areas.