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Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Adult social care funding frequently asked questions

This FAQ aims to set out a clearer picture, along with our latest understanding of the issues associated with the funding, and the positions the LGA is taking.

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Adult social care – key messages, March 2018

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

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Care Act phase two reforms

On 1 July the Chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP.

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Care homes in England | House of Commons

Local government still faces additional financial burdens meaning further savings are required.

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Carers and safeguarding: a briefing for people who work with carers

This briefing provides an update of the ADASS Advice note 'Carers and Safeguarding Adults' produced in 2011 for frontline workers and brings it in line with the Care Act 2014. It is intended to be used as a practical tool and does not seek to amend or replace existing statutory guidance that may be in place. The briefing will support the improvement in practice regarding safeguarding adults as well as safeguarding their carers.

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Debate on challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and effect of the Health and Social Care Levy on government social care plans House of Lords, 14 October 2021

COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, and in many cases exacerbated them, but it has also powerfully underlined the essential value of social care in supporting people to live the life they want to lead.

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Debate on human rights for older people, and their comprehensive care, House of Lords, Thursday 16 November 2017

"The extra money for social care announced in the Spring Budget 2017 was a step in the right direction. However, it is only one-off funding which reduces each year and stops at the end of 2019/20. It is not a long-term solution."

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Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021

Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.

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Debate on support for public sector workers in the NHS and the social care sectors, House of Lords, 18 December 2022

While the LGA welcomes the money to pilot new approaches and build on existing good practice, we question whether the scale of the investment matches the scale of the ambition. Any positive outcomes emanating from the pilots must be given sustainable long-term funding.

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