Tag: Local Government Association

    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
    Next budget must ring fence social care funding like NHS

    Next budget must ring fence social care funding like NHS

    Social care funding must be protected in the same way that it is for the NHS in the next Budget or another crisis such as the one seen this winter will be unavoidable, local government leaders are warning today.   The Local Government Association is calling on the Chancellor to use next month’s Budget to […]

    16th February 2015 | By | Reply More
    Councils respond to Early Intervention Foundation

    Councils respond to Early Intervention Foundation

    Responding to the Early Intervention Foundation’s press release on the cost of social problems which affect young people, Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, said: “Councils recognise that investing in early intervention improves the life chances of young people and results in cost savings to the public purse later […]

    12th February 2015 | By | Reply More
    Welfare cuts will increase risk of homelessness, warn councils

    Welfare cuts will increase risk of homelessness, warn councils

    The removal of government funding for local welfare ‘safety net’ schemes in April will be an expensive mistake which could put thousands at greater risk of losing their homes and cost the public purse hundreds of millions of pounds, councils are warning.   New analysis by the Local Government Association shows that local welfare schemes […]

    29th January 2015 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to National Audit office report on Better Care Fund

    LGA responds to National Audit office report on Better Care Fund

    Responding to the National Audit Office report ‘Planning for the Better Care Fund’ on the Better Care Fund, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This report fails to recognise the significant work that councils and local health organisations have had to undertake to make sure that vulnerable people do […]

    11th November 2014 | By | Reply More
    £4.3 Billion funding hole in adult social care by end of decade

    £4.3 Billion funding hole in adult social care by end of decade

    Services for elderly and disabled residents are in danger of spiraling into crisis after new analysis reveals a £4.3 billion funding black hole by the end of this decade, social care experts are warning.   The Local Government Association (LGA) which represents more than 370 councils across England and Wales and the Association of Directors […]

    28th October 2014 | By | Reply More
    LGA responds to CQC’s latest report on the state of health care in England

    LGA responds to CQC’s latest report on the state of health care in England

    Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s report on the state of health care and adult social care in England, an LGA spokesman said: “Councils work closely with local care providers to try to continuously improve services for people who rely on care and their carers. “We know that more still needs to be done. We […]

    18th October 2014 | 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
    Supporting an ageing population requires joint work from  range of partners

    Supporting an ageing population requires joint work from range of partners

    Responding to Age UK’s report on ‘Housing in Later Life’, a Local Government Association spokesman said:   “Looking after older people is one of the most important jobs councils do and we are committed to ensuring our elderly residents have access to the right housing when they need it most.   “Supporting an ageing population […]

    3rd September 2014 | By | Reply More
    Latest surge in diabetes shows need to reinvest VAT on sugary drinks and fast food

    Latest surge in diabetes shows need to reinvest VAT on sugary drinks and fast food

    Responding to latest Health and Social Care Information Centre statistics showing a significant increase in diabetes prescriptions, Cllr Jonathan McShane of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “The sheer numbers of people with diabetes shows the very real need to help more of the population improve their diets and lead healthy lifestyles. Diabetes has a […]

    12th August 2014 | By | Reply More
    LGA RESPONDS TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT ON ADULT SOCIAL CARE

    LGA RESPONDS TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT ON ADULT SOCIAL CARE

    Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report on adult social care in England, Cllr Katie Hall, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:   “This report is yet another stark warning to government that adult social care funding needs to be put on a sustainable footing or social care services will remain […]

    9th July 2014 | By | Reply More
    One of the biggest issues facing local public services is the integration of health and social care

    One of the biggest issues facing local public services is the integration of health and social care

    A programme which targets community-wide “wicked issues” such as reducing alcohol misuse has opened to a new range of applicants.   A second wave of applicants are being sought to take part in the Leadership Centre’s Systems Leadership – Local Vision project. Applications are welcome from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Each of […]

    4th July 2014 | By | Reply More
    Council-run initiatives enable elderly to remain independent in their homes

    Council-run initiatives enable elderly to remain independent in their homes

    Older and vulnerable people in England are being given help to remain independent in their homes for longer through a range of council-run initiatives.   The Local Government Association (LGA) is highlighting the schemes, including handyperson services which provide eligible older or vulnerable residents with free or low-cost vetted staff to carry out home repairs […]

    3rd July 2014 | By | Reply More
    We need Government to commit more money to Better Care Fund

    We need Government to commit more money to Better Care Fund

    Responding to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service’s annual budget survey to be released today, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA), said:   “This report helpfully outlines the scale of the issue facing social care. Our population is ageing and demand for adult social care services will only continue […]

    2nd July 2014 | By | Reply More
    Reduction in government funding and rise in demand for care services creates £5.8 billion shortfall

    Reduction in government funding and rise in demand for care services creates £5.8 billion shortfall

    Councils in England face a funding gap of £5.8 billion between March 2014 and the end of 2015/16, new Local Government Association analysis shows. Local authorities will need to make huge savings before next April, equivalent to 12.5 per cent of their total budgets. The LGA said the figures provide a stark warning that the […]

    30th June 2014 | By | Reply More
    Commitment required to avoid care system spiralling into deeper crisis

    Commitment required to avoid care system spiralling into deeper crisis

    A five-year commitment to transform health and social care funding is urgently needed to avoid the care system spiralling towards a deeper crisis, council leaders are warning today.   Local Government Association analysis reveals that councils will have to spend as much as 40 per cent of overall budgets on services that care for older […]

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