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Budget 2017: councils respond to announcement of new funding for NHS

"It is a completely false economy to put money into the NHS while not addressing the funding crisis in adult social care. This sends a message that if you need social care, you should go to hospital."


Budget 2017: LGA responds to social care funding

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responded to the Chancellor's Budget announcement that councils will receive £2 billion extra funding for social care over the next three years.


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."

Future of adult social care

Councils set Government ten-week deadline to publish much-delayed social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.


Government must make case for increases in national taxation to rescue adult social care

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.


LGA launches own green paper as adult social care reaches breaking point

The Local Government Association has today launched a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.


LGA responds to ADASS Budget Survey on adult social care

"This report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored."


LGA responds to ADASS budget survey on adult social care

“This important annual report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored and rightly highlights the efforts of councils in continuing to do all they can to help people live the lives they want to lead."


LGA responds to Age UK report on care funding comparison

“This report helps to stimulate the public debate we are leading on how to provide a long-term solution to funding adult social care to rescue a system in crisis."


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."