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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.

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LGA responds to social prescribing research

“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."

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LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies

“Numerous councils have set curbs on new fast food outlets but need planning powers to tackle the clustering of existing takeaways already open."

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LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet care needs

“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."

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LGA responds to adult substance misuse statistics

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to annual adult substance misuse treatment statistics for 2018/19, published by Public Health England.

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LGA responds to IPPR report on public health funding

“All political parties need to commit to giving councils greater powers and funding to help improve the health of our population and relieve pressure on our overstretched health service."

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LGA responds to increase in funeral expenses payments

"This increase in funeral expenses payments is something the LGA has long called for and will help eligible families meet the costs of funerals for their loved ones."

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LGA and NALC join forces to tackle loneliness

"Working together and toward a common goal we can build connected communities equipped and resourced to respond effectively to a wide range of needs.”