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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."

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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.

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to Transforming Care funding announcement

“Councils must also be able to quickly access this funding, so they can build upon the progress they have made to date."

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Coronavirus: Government should consider asking retired care workers to return to work - LGA

Retired care workers being asked to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak and provide a much-needed boost to an already over-stretched social care workforce, say council leaders.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to Care England report on provider funding

“As the focus shifts from hospitals to social care we need to do all we can to shield people in care homes and those receiving care in their own homes."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to NHS Volunteer Responder scheme expansion

“This national volunteering scheme is an important back-up to councils’ existing and new local volunteering initiatives which are helping communities during this crisis.”

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to Policy Exchange report on social care reform

“This report echoes our own calls about how social care should be on an equal footing with the NHS."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to social care funding announcement

"This extra funding will be crucial to support the tireless efforts of council social care staff to continue to support and protect people who rely of 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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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.