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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on health and care reform white paper

"A clear timeline is urgently needed from government on when concrete proposals will be brought forward."


LGA responds to Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic

“We need to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all.”

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LGA responds to Health and Care Bill announcement in the Queen’s Speech

There should be local flexibility, with health and local government leaders working as equal partners, to establish the ICS Health and Care Partnership in a way that works for each area and builds on existing effective partnerships.

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LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils

"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."

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LGA: Social care needs a ‘1948 moment’ to secure its future

"Over the last year, social care has proven that it is not simply a set of services needed by some because of age or disability, but a vital way of ensuring all people are supported to live a full life and maintain relationships and connections, whatever their circumstances, spanning various organisations, volunteers and staff."


LGA responds to NAO report on the adult social care market

“The Government should urgently bring forward its proposals on the future of adult social care, including a timetable for reform, as soon as possible and before the summer parliamentary recess.”

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LGA responds to Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts

"Had the appeal been upheld, care providers and councils providing social care would have faced massive bills, which would have increased the huge financial pressures they are already facing."


LGA responds to extra social care funding announcement

Extra funding support for social care has been crucial in our battle against COVID-19. This also needs to be followed by a long-term, sustainable settlement for adult social care.

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LGA responds to Age UK research on the impact of a lack of social care during the pandemic

"Councils have been doing all they can to support carers and those they care for during the crisis. Carers, both paid and unpaid, have done a phenomenal job in very challenging circumstances to keep people of all ages safe and well, with their dedication and commitment rightly acknowledged by the public and politicians alike."


LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding

“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”