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Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Rising demand in social care will cost 60p in every £1 collected in council tax by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020, leaving increasingly less to fund other services, like fixing potholes, cleaning streets and running leisure centres and libraries.   New analysis by the Local Government Association, published ahead of the Autumn Budget, […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

Which? report shows shortfall in care home places by 2022

Responding to research by Which? showing almost nine in 10 council areas across England could face a shortfall in care home places by 2022, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “These findings reinforce our warning about the urgent need to reform adult social care and deliver a […]

4th October 2017 | By | Reply More
LGA responds to PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund,

LGA responds to PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund,

Responding to the PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund, a Local Government Association spokesman, said:   “This rightly recognises the significant work that councils have had to undertake to make sure that vulnerable people do not suffer at the hands of last-minute government changes to the Better Care Fund.   “Councils, health […]

26th February 2015 | By | Reply More
LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

Responding to the Barker Commission report proposing the reshaping of health and social care around need, a spokesman from the Local Government Association, said:   “This is a helpful and thoughtful report much of which echoes what local government has long been saying about the need for integrated health and social care and the urgent […]

4th September 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS beds blocked by older people requiring care homes costs tax payers £526million since 2010

NHS beds blocked by older people requiring care homes costs tax payers £526million since 2010

New figures from Age UK show that since June 2010, an estimated 1,928,255 bed days have been lost to the NHS at a cost of over £526 million to the tax payer, because people’s hospital discharges have been delayed as they wait for social care. There is no age breakdown available for patients affected by […]

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