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LGA responds to Skills for Care Workforce Strategy

Responding to the Skills for Care Workforce Strategy, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “The adult social care workforce provide committed and compassionate care and support around the clock, they are a critical component in helping to ensuring people who draw on care and support are best able to live an equal life. This key workforce strategy rightly highlights the importance of all who work in care, and the opportunities and challenges the sector faces in the years ahead. Skills for Care are to be commended for taking this

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LGA responds to ADASS annual survey

The adult social care sector remains in a precarious position and despite councils’ best efforts to make progress on the issue, more than 400,000 people are still facing a wait to be assessed, for their care package to commence, or for a review of their care plan.

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LGA responds to Carers UK report

“Our Local Government White Paper calls for more support for unpaid carers and a renewed focus on prevention and it is crucial that whoever forms the next government should work to support them to continue their vital role."

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Further urgent investment needed in social care - LGA on King's Fund report

"We need to see further urgent investment in adult social care and a boost to the social care workforce to ensure the best possible care for those that need it.”

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LGA responds to Care Workforce Pathway

"We continue to call for a dedicated workforce strategy, to promote, protect, support and develop careers in social care."

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Councils need support and funding for adult social care assurance process

“The added workload these assessments are causing for councils must be addressed and councils should be given appropriate additional funding and support in order to participate in them effectively.”

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LGA responds to CQC pilot adult social care assessment results

“This is an important moment for adult social care, a lot of work from across the sector has gone into the preparation and execution of these assessments. "

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Further savings mean tough decisions for social care leaders

“The easy savings have long since gone. Councils are being faced with tough decisions about cutting valued services, increasing council tax and fees and charges during a cost-of-living crisis.  "

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Impacts of social care reforms must be assessed – LGA on NAO report

“We support NAO’s recommendation that DHSC must assess the impact of its current and planned reform interventions on local authorities and consult with stakeholders to ensure its plans are manageable.”

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Social care workforce plan needed - LGA on Skills for Care report  

“A dedicated plan to promote, protect, support and develop careers in social care, alongside parity of pay and terms and conditions with the NHS for comparable roles, both strengthen the wellbeing and recognition of those who work in this essential vocation, and benefit the people who draw on care.”

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