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Calls for national tax rises to pay for adult social care

The Government must make the case for national tax rises - including to either Income Tax and/or National Insurance - to secure the long-term...

Most people have no idea how they will pay for care if they need it

The overwhelming majority of people have not made any plans for how they will pay for adult social care in older age, national public...

CQC survey shows public find search for care extremely stressful

Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey...

Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding councils across England they must give families accurate information when placing relatives in care homes,...

NHS crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system

This year’s winter health crisis should incentivise government to fully fund our social care system, council leaders urged today.   The Local Government Association, which represents...

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...

There cannot be a sustainable NHS without a sustainable adult social care system

LGA RESPONDS TO NHS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SIMON STEVENS’ SPEECH Responding to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ speech to the NHS Providers conference, Cllr Izzi...

Return to Social Work programme launched to encourage social workers back into critical roles

The Local Government Association (LGA), in partnership with central government and with the support of the Government Equalities Office, is launching its Return to...

‘Ticking time bomb’ as homelessness rises in the over sixties

The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130...

Majority of MPs think social care system is not fit for purpose-Independent Age survey

Responding to an Independent Age survey showing the majority of MPs think the social care system is not fit for purpose, Cllr Izzi Seccombe,...

No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community...

Councils respond to government rules on how to spend extra £2bn social care funding

Responding to the Government framework published today which includes how the £2 billion extra funding for social over the next three years should be...

Rise in council tax will be swallowed up by National Living Wage instead of footing social care bill

Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further deep cuts to local services next year, the...

Local Government Association responds to Scope’s report on Disabled People in Crisis

Responding to a report published by Scope entitled ‘Disabled People in Crisis’, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, said:   “It is simply...

LGA responds to Which? figures on how much local authorities pay for long-term care

Responding to the Which? figures on how much local authorities pay for long-term care, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing spokesman, said:   “Councils...

Councils can double savings if Government invests in keeping people healthy

For every £1 spent on programmes to keep people healthy, almost double could be saved for the public purse within five years, LGA analysis...

Firefighters to tackle dementia as Local Authorities embrace public health responsibilities

Firefighters across England are going above and beyond their fire prevention work and are now supporting vulnerable people with issues relating to dementia, mental...

We cannot ignore the fact that Adult Social Care services are facing a £4.3 billion funding gap within this decade

LGA RESPONDS TO THE AGE UK REPORT SAYING OVER A MILLION OLDER PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE AT HOME WITH ZERO CARE   Cllr Izzi Seccombe,...

‘Thinking Active’ project that aims to combat vascular dementia is a prize winner!

Jude, from Staffordshire County Council, fought off competition from 10 other leading lights in local government when she was declared the winner at the...

Support for protection of adult social care funding among MPs will continue into next Parliament.

Three quarters of MPs agree that adult social care funding from government should be protected in a similar way to the NHS for the...

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