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The Forgotten Workforce – Recruiting and Retaining Personal Assistants

Joint press release: Local Government Association (LGA) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

Supporting carers at Christmas

Christmas is a time for caring and sharing, and unpaid carers across the country will be continuing to provide care for their loved ones throughout the festive season. Unpaid carers are the backbone of our care system.

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Sector leaders call for action on social care workforce

National adult social care organisations have come together to call for a co-produced, national workforce strategy alongside action to improve terms and conditions.

Response to latest delayed transfers of care figures

Over recent years, councils have protected adult social care relative to other services. But the scale of the overall funding picture for local government as a whole means adult social care services still face a £3.6 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care.

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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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One year on from PM's pledge: social care needs a reset

We need a radical rethink of what we want social care to be and how we can help achieve it.

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Not enough money for adult social care reforms, say 98 per cent of councils in LGA survey

Of the £36 billion the new UK-wide health and social levy will raise over the next three years, only £5.4 billion is ringfenced for social care reforms in England.

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Nine in ten councillors back call for social care priority in government

Councillors from across the country and political spectrum have called on the Government to give greater priority to social care and start committing more resources to it now.

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NHS winter crisis should prompt government to fully fund social care, warn councils

“Extra funding for social care can empower councils to prioritise prevention work which is key to reducing the pressures on the health service and keeping people out of hospital in the first place. This will help alleviate the chances of winter crises happening in the future."

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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."