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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 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 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."

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LGA responds to social care funding reports

“People’s lives are improved for the better by councils, with every pound invested by government in council-run services such as social care relieving pressure on other essential services like the NHS."

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LGA responds to London Councils report on adult social care

"If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term."

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LGA responds to NICE guidelines to support unpaid adult carers

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aimed at improving the wellbeing of unpaid adult carers.

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LGA responds to Work and Pensions Committee welfare report into ‘disadvantaged people losing out’

Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, Cllr Richard Watts, responds to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report which found that vulnerable groups have been worst affected by welfare reforms.

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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."