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Council and health leaders call for immediate social care funding
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Children’s social care costs will rise by £600m a year
NHS backlog could take even longer to clear without immediate social care funding, warn council and health leaders
The Local Government Association and NHS Confederation are joining forces to call on the Chancellor to use the Spending Review to provide genuinely new money for social care so that it also benefits from funding to tackle immediate pressures.
LGA responds to PAC report on test and trace
“Coronavirus will be with us for many months and years ahead and councils want to play their full part in helping to design a test and trace strategy for the medium and long-term which keeps our communities safe."
LGA responds to local authority Investment in museums report
“Councils need a fair and sustainable funding settlement in the upcoming Spending Review to ensure they can continue to fund these essential community services and deliver against the Government’s plans for Levelling Up.”
Spending Review 2021
This Spending Review presents an opportunity to reset public spending in a way that is fit for the future, flexible to allow for the delivery of local priorities, and empowers councils to achieve the ambition for our communities that central and local government share.
LGA: Children’s social care costs will rise by £600m a year
“Despite increasing their budgets for children’s services by diverting funds from other areas, councils are still overspending due to soaring demand for support which is likely to increase further as the long-term impacts of the pandemic become clearer."
Cold weather plan for England
Advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
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