Government needs to plug the £3.5 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 to ensure that quality home care provision is available and continues to play its vital role in supporting people to remain independent and well at home
"We have repeatedly argued that reductions to councils’ public health budgets is short-sighted and needs to be reversed otherwise they will undermine the objectives we all share to improve the public’s health."
“It’s good to see mental health finally getting the focus that it deserves. The report makes some important recommendations about how to bring the Mental Health Act up to date and give people a stronger say in their treatment. It’s positive that the review listened to local government and recognises the role of community mental health services in preventing people from reaching crisis point in the first place.
“The LGA has consistently called for a re-focus in mental health services away from medicalisation and treating mental ill health to early intervention and support for recovery through
New figures show there were over 45,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year – equating to 180 a day – prompting council leaders to call for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption.
"The reasons more people die in winter are complex and interlinked with inadequate heating, poorly insulated housing, and health inequalities as well as circulating infectious diseases, particularly flu and norovirus, and the extent of snow and ice."
"It is fantastic news that the targets for diagnosing and treating people with HIV have been met in the UK, a success story that could not have been achieved without the key role played by local government."
"The percentage of overall complaints upheld has fallen slightly in the last year, and councils are determined to reduce all complaints over adult social care and ensure high quality and dignified care is delivered to all those who need it."