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'Love Island effect': Warning at body image drug use increase

Body-conscious gym and beauty fans are risking their health by taking dangerous and sometimes illegal drugs to improve their appearance in time for their summer holidays, councils warn today.

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22,000 children severely obese when they leave primary school

The number of 10 and 11-year-old children classed as severely obese - the most overweight scale - in the final year of primary school is nearly double that of those in reception, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today.

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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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Budget 2017: LGA responds to social care funding

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responded to the Chancellor's Budget announcement that councils will receive £2 billion extra funding for social care over the next three years.

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Childhood Obesity Trailblazers announcement: LGA response

“These trailblazer councils have been chosen to help develop, deliver, review and expand their innovative plans to tackle this epidemic at a local level, which can then be shared with their peers more widely."

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Councils respond to cut in public health grants allocation

The Government has announced an extra £20 billion for the NHS, but is now taking vital money away from the services which can be used to prevent illness and the need for treatment later down the line.

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Councils respond to cuts in Public Health grants allocation

Responding to today’s written ministerial statement confirming a cut to councils’ public health grants, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe

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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."

Future of adult social care

Councils set Government ten-week deadline to publish much-delayed social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.

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Government must make case for increases in national taxation to rescue adult social care

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.