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LGA responds to Mencap Court of Appeal case decision on sleep-in shift payments to carers

“This ruling will come as a relief to care providers and councils because it removes considerable uncertainty and a potential considerable unfunded burden on top of already significant financial pressures on the adult social care sector."

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LGA responds to report on housing adaptations

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Centre for Ageing Better on housing adaptations.

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LGA responds to NAO report on health and social care integration

"The focus on both short-term funding crises and reducing pressure on acute and inpatient services, rather than prevention and wider community support work by councils, is hindering the ability to transform health and social care services. "

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Nine in ten councils say national taxation key to solving adult social care funding crisis

89 per cent of councils say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.

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LGA responds to Joint Select Committee report on adult social care funding

“Properly funding social care and prevention measures not only helps councils with overly-stretched budgets offer the vital support that older and disabled people need, it also helps to prevent crises and cost pressures in the NHS by reducing the numbers of people who are admitted to hospital. 

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LGA responds to IFG report on adult social care funding

This latest report further reflects the urgent need to reform adult social funding, which cannot be ignored if we are to rescue the sector from crisis.

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LGA responds to dementia addition to NHS health check

"If we are to continue to tackle or delay avoidable ill health, it is vital that eligible people get checked in order to increase health check uptake rates."

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LGA responds to Lord Darzi report on social care

“Mainstream council services are essential to address the wider causes of ill-health but councils face tough choices over cutting them to fund the growing costs of adult social care."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since July 2017 by 33 per cent."

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LGA: Responding to an IFS report on council spending on adult social care

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board responds to an Institute for Fiscal Studies report on council spending on adult social care.