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Councils face growing shortages of health visitors – LGA responds to IHV report into health visiting

Health visitors play a vital role in our communities but councils face growing shortages of them.


Councils need urgent clarity about how addiction services will be funded in future – LGA responds to adult substance misuse treatment statistics

Responding to Office for Health Improvement and Disparities figures showing that the number of people accessing drug and alcohol treatment services has increased.

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LGA responds to report on support for people living with arthritis

Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to the report by Versus Arthritis on home support for people living with arthritis.