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LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet care needs

“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."

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LGA responds to CQC State of Care report

“This report shows that despite severe funding pressures, quality ratings across social care have been maintained overall, with 84 per cent of providers now rated as good or outstanding, up from 82 per cent last year."

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to social care announcement

“Councils are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support who need it, but rising costs and demand pressures mean incredibly difficult decisions are having to be made about this vital service."

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LGA: Adult social care services help cut half a million unnecessary hospital bed days

“Thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall dramatically by more than half a million."

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LGA responds to ASH report on extra social care costs for smokers

“Councils are responsible for public health and doing everything they can to help smokers quit, including running a range of innovative programmes and services to encourage them to stub out tobacco for good."

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LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people.

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LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints

“Extra funding for social care next year will help councils as they strive to ensure older and disabled people can live the lives they want to lead."

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LGA responds to Carers UK report on unpaid carers

“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers who provide vital support for thousands of people every day."

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LGA responds to APPG on social care report

“Social care work should be seen as valuable and rewarding in its own right and achieving parity of esteem between the NHS and social care workforces is important."

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LGA responds to Age UK report on social care

“The Spending Round next week is an opportunity for the Government to invest in council-run services such as social care, to improve people’s lives for the better and save much more further down the line."