Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament. The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

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LGA briefing: support available to carers and the ‘Carers Action Plan 2018-2020’, House of Lords, 21 June 2018

Supporting and improving the wellbeing and rights of carers is a priority for local government.

Update on payment for sleep-in shifts in social care: May 2018

The purpose of this briefing is to update councils on latest developments regarding payment of sleep-in shifts in adult social care. Although this briefing focuses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services. 

Opposition day debate: social care - House of Commons - 25 April 2018

The commissioning and provision of adult social care and support is a vital council service that can transform people’s lives. It is a crucial public service that supports working age disabled adults, older people and their carers, as well as promotes their wellbeing and independence.

LGA response to DHSC call for evidence on local authority public health prescribed activity, 16 April 2018

We welcome the Government's continued support for the devolution of public health responsibility and power to local authorities, allowing local services to be shaped to meet local needs must continue to be the core principle of the reforms as outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Long term sustainability of the NHS and Social Care, 19 April 2018

The commissioning and provision of adult social care and support is a vital council service that can transform people’s lives. It is a crucial public service that supports working age disabled adults, older people and their carers, as well as promotes their wellbeing and independence. Despite major funding pressures, councils have worked hard to preserve adult social care outcomes.

Westminster Hall debate on the contribution to society of social workers House of Commons - 13 March 2018

In order to achieve consistently high quality outcomes for children, young people and their carers, social workers must have and maintain the skills and knowledge to establish effective relationships with children, adults and families, professionals in a range of agencies.

Adult social care – key messages, March 2018

This LGA briefing contains information on adult social care funding and Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOCs).

Social Care and NHS Winter Pressures - House of Lords, 25 January 2018

Together with NHS England, local authorities and the LGA have undertaken a range of measures to improve preparedness for winter.

NHS Winter Crisis, House of Commons, Wednesday 10 January 2018

Together with NHS England, local authorities and the LGA have undertaken a range of measures to improve preparedness for winter.

Debate on male suicide, House of Commons, Wednesday 13 December 2017

Suicide prevention is a priority for local government. On average 13 people in England take their lives every day, with three quarters of these suicide victims being male. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 as well as the leading cause of death in young people.

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