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LGA responds to National Disability Strategy

“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."

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Nine in ten councillors back call for social care priority in government

Councillors from across the country and political spectrum have called on the Government to give greater priority to social care and start committing more resources to it now.

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LGA responds to mandatory vaccinations for workers in care homes

Cllr David Fothergill responds to the Government’s decision to make vaccination a condition of deployment for anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on the adult social care market

“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and as this report reiterates, action is urgently needed for the care workforce including on pay, conditions, professionalisation, skills and training."

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LGA responds to ADASS Activity Survey Report

“Social care and its 1.6 million-strong workforce have risen to the unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus, doing all they can to help keep those who draw upon these services safe and well."

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on care workforce burnout and resilience

"Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and action is desperately needed for the care workforce including on pay, conditions, professionalisation, skills and training."

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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."

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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 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: 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."