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LGA responds to Age UK delayed transfers of care figures

“Councils are doing all they can to try and help people live independently in their communities and reduce demand on hospitals."

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LGA responds to ADASS social care budget survey

“The findings of ADASS’s survey reinforce sector-wide warnings that social care faces a perfect storm and in particular, is a reminder of the perilous state of the provider market. It is also notable that nearly half of respondents do not think targets around delayed transfers of care are realistic.”

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LGA responds to CQC ‘State of Care’ report

“It is encouraging that the vast majority of adult social care services were rated good, and that services have improved on last year, which is a massive achievement given the unprecedented pressures across the system."

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LGA responds to Which? care home research

Councils need to be given the freedom and flexibility to spend the additional funding for social care in the places where they feel it will be most effective.

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LGA responds to social workers’ survey

“The findings of this survey are deeply concerning and lay bare the devastating consequences of a social care system that is broken and underfunded."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

“Across the country nearly six out of 10 people delayed in hospital are unable to leave because they require further NHS services, with just over a third awaiting support from council social care."

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LGA responds to ONS suicide statistics

“Suicide prevention is a high priority for councils, which already provide a range of vital services that support the health and mental wellbeing of our communities."

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Councils respond to Independent Age MP poll on social care funding crisis

“It is encouraging to see so many MPs across all political parties recognising the need for action to find a sustainable solution to the adult social care funding crisis."

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Councils respond to Healthwatch England care home study

“It is absolutely critical that the Government brings forward its Green Paper on the future of social care announced in the Queen’s Speech, and that it works with local government leaders in delivering a long-term sustainable solution for social care."

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LGA responds to Stop Smoking statistics

Councils, which are responsible for public health, run a range of innovative programmes to help people quit smoking and have taken great strides in helping people to stub out tobacco for good. Despite this, smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death, responsible for nearly 79,000 deaths a year.