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 - Opposition Day Debate: Social Care Funding, House of Commons, 17 October 2018

Adult social care is a crucial service in its own right that transform peoples’ quality of life. However, years of significant underfunding coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.

LGA Briefing on The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Committee Stage (Day 2), House of Lords

We have long called for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to create a fully-funded, simpler and less bureaucratic scheme

Update on payment for sleep-in shifts in social care: August 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.

LGA/ADASS/ADPH Joint Submission to Office of Civil Society Consultation on a National Strategy for Loneliness

Loneliness is best tackled by a system wide approach involving all partners, particularly the voluntary and community sector, under the strategic leadership of a Health and Wellbeing Board.

Transforming Care overview and reminder of key finance and funding issues: July 2018

This briefing note therefore provides a summary of the funding sources and mechanisms for how the money will move round the system, as well as guidance on what local authorities should do in order to support the development of robust finance plans.

Update on payment for sleep in shifts in social care July 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 focusses on adults, the issue is also relevant to children’s services.

LGA briefing - The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Second Reading, House of Lords - 16 July 2018

We have been calling for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to ensure there is adequate protection for human rights. The decision to focus on how we best protect people’s liberty is positive and we support it.

Addressing the incidence of obesity, House of Lords debate - 18 July 2018

Obesity is a complex problem with a large number of different but often interlinked causes. Councils take obesity seriously as evidenced by the fact they have spent over £15 billion on public health since 2013, with over £1 billion tackling child and adult obesity, and physical inactivity.

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