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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Discriminatory abuse: a briefing for practitioners

This briefing for practitioners is based on a literature review published in the Journal of Adult Protection in March 2022.

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.

LGA response to "People at the heart of care: adult social care reform white paper"

This briefing sets out the LGA's response to different parts of the Government's adult social care white paper chapter by chapter. While we fully support and endorse the positive framing of social care in the white paper, we question whether the funding set out matches the Government’s level of ambition.

Question on ensuring that older people are aware of the types of domestic abuse, and are informed about the information and support available, The House of Lords, 30 November

Councils are determined to prevent and stop domestic abuse in all its forms. They play a vital role protecting older people from abuse through a range of front-line services, and have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults with care and support needs.

Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews: October 2021 policy update

Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews C(E)TRs were originally designed for  people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who might need to go into a specialist mental health or learning disability hospital or are already in a specialist hospital. Increasingly the NHS is conducting C(E)TRs for people with mental health issues including children.

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.

LGA response to "Build Back Better: Our plan for health and social care"

This briefing sets out the LGA's response to different parts of the government's plan for health and social care. While there have been potentially positive developments, we have serious concerns and question whether they make the kind of progress needed to help adult social care deliver for people. 

Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021 - House of Commons, 22 July 2021

COVID-19 has put adult social care firmly in the public, political and media spotlight. This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care to the wider public and this interest needs to be harnessed in the debate about the future of care and support. Long-term reform is urgently needed and we are calling on the Government to set out its thinking before the summer recess.

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.

Dementia Action Week, House of Commons, 27 May 2021

Supporting people with dementia is not just a health and social care issue. Achieving dementia friendly communities is the responsibility of many council departments, all of which are financially stretched.

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