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LGA responds to Salvation Army report on social care

“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future."

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LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on dementia care costs

"With adult social care facing a £3.6 billion funding gap by 2025, councils are having to make incredibly difficult decisions within tightening budgets and cannot be expected to continue relying on one-off funding injections to keep services going."

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LGA responds to Carers UK report on unpaid carers unable to save for retirement

“More people are caring for a loved one than ever before and without unpaid carers, the social care system simply wouldn’t be able to cope."

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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LGA responds to Lords economic affairs committee report on social care funding

“This significant report echoes many of our own calls for adult social care to be given a long-term, sustainable funding settlement for the benefit of the millions of people who use and work in these services."

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LGA responds to Healthwatch England report on dementia care

"Councils are committed to the underlying ambition of the Care Act to improve the lives and wellbeing of people with dementia and their families, to ensure their care is personalised and fits around the way they want to live their lives."

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LGA responds to ADASS budget survey on adult social care

“This important annual report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored and rightly highlights the efforts of councils in continuing to do all they can to help people live the lives they want to lead."

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LGA responds to CQC report on oral health in care homes

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Care Quality Commission on oral health in care homes.

Joint letter on adult social care

LGA responds to Panorama 'Crisis in Care' programme

“This powerful and emotive programme shines an important light on an adult social care system which is at breaking point."

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LGA responds to Centre for Policy Studies report on social care

“This report is another important contribution to the debate around how we tackle the crisis in adult social care and we look forward to seeing the Government’s green paper deliver similarly concrete ideas."