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LGA responds to additional funding for hospital discharges

"This funding for supporting patient discharges from hospitals will be significant over the winter months. We are pleased to see the importance of social care being recognised in improving this service, but it is vital to remember that social care has huge value to people’s lives in its own right."

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Councils call for £13 billion for social care to be delivered as promised by PM

Social care is in dire need of this comprehensive package so people of all ages who draw on care are best able to live an equal life.

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LGA responds to NHS Confederation's call for further funding to social care

“Urgent support is needed for social care ahead of what is likely to be a very difficult winter."


LGA responds to ONS figures on excess deaths

"These figures act as a truly tragic reminder of how many people, including those who are older and vulnerable, have lost their lives during the pandemic, leaving behind family and friends in mourning."


LGA responds to Early Intervention Foundation report into mental health in schools

“Councils have worked closely with schools and other partners to provide support to children and young people, but have had to increasingly divert early intervention spending towards more acute services due to overstretched budgets and increasing demand."


LGA response: Ombudsman guidance on care finance decisions

Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Ombudsman guidance on care finance decisions.

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LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

By reinstating this funding and devolving sugar levy funds, the Government can ensure councils can continue to provide vital services such as tackling childhood obesity and encouraging greater physical activity in their local areas.

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Evidence of immediate pressures to social care growing

Councils are extremely concerned about the current pressures facing social care and the capacity and financial resources required to deliver the Government’s reform agenda.

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LGA responds to LUHC committee report on long-term funding for adult social care

"Social care has been facing an uphill battle for some time in terms of sustainable funding, the sector urgently needs financial support and we are pleased that LGA evidence and recommendations has influenced this report."

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LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

"These statistics published today are very concerning, with drug related deaths showing sharp increases compared with 2020. Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment."