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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Dementia care services

A number of health and wellbeing boards are actively prioritising dementia and promoting dementia friendly communities.

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.

Care homes in England | House of Commons

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

NHS and Social Care Commission | House of Commons

Adult social care needs to be on a sustainable financial footing and the pressures on the system need to be properly understood.

Social Care

We estimate that local government faces an overall funding gap of £5.8 billion by 2019/20, taking into account future funding and the full range of pressures facing councils.

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.

Deferred payment scheme for funding older people's care - 7 September 2017

Deferred payment agreements are arrangements between an individual and a council that enables the individual to use the value of their home to help pay for their care home costs.

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."

NHS Continuing Healthcare, House of Commons, Monday 27 November 2017

The LGA and ADASS remain concerned about the variation across the country in eligibility rates for continuing healthcare under the current system.

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.

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