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LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital

"Councils are doing all they can to get people out of hospital safely and quickly and delays attributable to social care are down 7.2 cent from July to September."

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LGA responds to winter loneliness warning

“The impact of loneliness can be devastating, both physically and mentally, especially during the winter months."

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LGA responds to Government care cap announcement

“Fundamental changes to the way we fund adult social care are needed if we are to deliver a long-term sustainable system that works for everyone in society"

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LGA responds to Age UK's Christmas loneliness campaign

“Christmas is the time of year when we rightly draw attention to the number of lonely older people who have nobody to spend the festivities with."

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LGA responds to CQC report on residential detox clinics

"Councils want to see providers have rigorous safeguarding procedures in place and ensure high quality training of staff, and it is right to inspect and regulate the market in this way."

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LGA responds to CMA care home market study

“If the system is left to carry on as it is, then we will see more and more providers either pulling out of council contracts or going out of business altogether.”

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LGA responds to Which? care home market investigation

"The announcement of a social care green paper next summer will be important in delivering long-term reform, but older and disabled people who need care and support right now cannot be left to make do with sub-standard quality until then. Urgent action is needed now."

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LGA responds to Ageing Better report on home adaptions

“The findings of this report underline the importance of investing in prevention and early intervention, which alleviates the pressures on hospitals."

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Budget 2017: councils respond to announcement of new funding for NHS

"It is a completely false economy to put money into the NHS while not addressing the funding crisis in adult social care. This sends a message that if you need social care, you should go to hospital."

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LGA responds to LGO report on adult social care complaints

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Local Government Ombudsman report on the number of adult social care complaints.