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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.

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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 COVID-19 vaccination changes

It is clear that the success of the vaccination programme has allowed us to live with COVID-19. But the threat of new variants still remains a concern, particularly for those who are more vulnerable in our communities.

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UK COVID-19 Inquiry report

This is a hugely important report by Baroness Hallett and, on behalf of local government, we thank her for her work to help the nation reflect on and understand what happened.

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