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LGA responds to ADASS social care budget survey

“The findings of ADASS’s survey reinforce sector-wide warnings that social care faces a perfect storm and in particular, is a reminder of the perilous state of the provider market. It is also notable that nearly half of respondents do not think targets around delayed transfers of care are realistic.”

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LGA responds to CQC ‘State of Care’ report

“It is encouraging that the vast majority of adult social care services were rated good, and that services have improved on last year, which is a massive achievement given the unprecedented pressures across the system."

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LGA responds to social workers’ survey

“The findings of this survey are deeply concerning and lay bare the devastating consequences of a social care system that is broken and underfunded."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

“Across the country nearly six out of 10 people delayed in hospital are unable to leave because they require further NHS services, with just over a third awaiting support from council social care."

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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."

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LGA responds to Lancet study on care home places

“This analysis reinforces the urgent need to reform adult social care and deliver a long-term sustainable solution."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

No one's elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their own home.

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NHS Digital carers survey - LGA response

“The findings of this report and the link between financial problems caused by caring, and social isolation, highlight the need for government to set out how it will address the needs of carers in its long-awaited Carers Strategy."

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LGA responds to Ipsos MORI report on unmet needs in social care

“Adult social care is at a tipping point. The huge financial pressures councils are under means they are barely managing to provide the care services that support those in greatest need."

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LGA responds to CQC report on adult social care

Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a new report by the Care Quality Commission on adult social care services.