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LGA responds to Independent Age Report on older people's coronavirus experience

“The coronavirus outbreak will severely test and stretch our social care workforce, who already do a tremendous job in the face of extreme pressures.”

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Coronavirus: Government should consider asking retired care workers to return to work - LGA

Retired care workers being asked to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak and provide a much-needed boost to an already over-stretched social care workforce, say council leaders.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to social care funding announcement

"This extra funding will be crucial to support the tireless efforts of council social care staff to continue to support and protect people who rely of social care."

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LGA responds to CQC decision to stop inspections

"We respect the CQC’s decision and know it is one made in the best interests of the people who use and work in social care services."

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to Transforming Care funding announcement

“Councils must also be able to quickly access this funding, so they can build upon the progress they have made to date."

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LGA responds to social care funding gap inquiry launched by MPs

"Our own analysis published ahead of this week’s Budget shows that adult social care services face a funding gap of almost £4 billion by 2025, just to cover basic inflationary and demographic pressures."

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LGA responds to cross-party social care talks

“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and we are pleased the Government is to begin these cross-party talks, which we have been calling for as part of our work on finding on a long-term, sustainable solution for adult social care."

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LGA responds to CQC report on promoting sexual safety in adult social care

“Councils take allegations of abuse extremely seriously and work with local partners including health and care services both to prevent abuse and to ensure the wellbeing of anyone who has been affected."

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LGA responds to Age UK report on older people's request for care

"The findings in this report highlight the human consequences of our historically underfunded adult social care system."

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LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions

“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."