Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Question on ensuring that older people are aware of the types of domestic abuse, and are informed about the information and support available, The House of Lords, 30 November

Councils are determined to prevent and stop domestic abuse in all its forms. They play a vital role protecting older people from abuse through a range of front-line services, and have a statutory responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults with care and support needs.

LGA briefing: Alcohol harm House of Commons, 25 November 2021

There are around 10 million adults in England who drink above the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk guidelines, including more than two million who drink at higher risk and an estimated 587,000 who are dependent on alcohol.

Down Syndrome Bill: Second Reading, House of Commons, 26 November 2021

Councils already play a key role in supporting people with Down syndrome to help them live the lives they want to lead, including through their social care functions and their work with partners, particularly the voluntary and community sector and schools.

Health and Care Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 22 November 2021

We are strongly in favour of the duty to engage with patients, carers and representatives. We have committed to work with the Government, NHS, local government and patient and public voice organisations, to produce clear guidance to support local health and care systems to work in partnership with their communities.

LGA position paper on Integration

This paper outlines the learning from the LGA and its partner organisations on the critical success factors for achieving effective, joined-up and person-centred care and support to improve people’s experience of care and support and improve their health and wellbeing outcomes.

The delivery of the new Tobacco Control Plan, House of Commons, 16 November 2021

Since its launch in May 2013, over 100 councils across the country have signed the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control.

Giving every baby the best start in life - House of Commons 9 November 2021

Early years support forms the basis for future healthy lives, but important services with proven effectiveness, such as support for the first years in life, have seen their funding reduce.

Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews: October 2021 policy update

Care, (Education) and Treatment Reviews C(E)TRs were originally designed for  people with a learning disability and autistic people (children, young people, and adults) who might need to go into a specialist mental health or learning disability hospital or are already in a specialist hospital. Increasingly the NHS is conducting C(E)TRs for people with mental health issues including children.

Debate on challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and effect of the Health and Social Care Levy on government social care plans House of Lords, 14 October 2021

COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, and in many cases exacerbated them, but it has also powerfully underlined the essential value of social care in supporting people to live the life they want to lead.

LGA response to "Build Back Better: Our plan for health and social care"

This briefing sets out the LGA's response to different parts of the government's plan for health and social care. While there have been potentially positive developments, we have serious concerns and question whether they make the kind of progress needed to help adult social care deliver for people. 

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