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Improving children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

LGA responds to CQC report on use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation

“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to increase investment in community care settings for people with a learning disability and/or autism, who may also have a mental health condition, and to move towards putting social care on a long-term sustainable footing."

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LGA responds to Skills for Care workforce report

"Urgent action is needed for the care workforce including on pay, professionalisation, skills and training. We look forward to working with Skills for Care to help address this."

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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on social care funding and workforce

“This helpful report reinforces our calls for a long-term, sustainable funding solution for adult social care"

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LGA responds to Carers UK report on support for unpaid carers

“Every part of the care and support sector is under intense pressure due to the current crisis and councils are doing all they can to support carers and those they care for through this."

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LGA responds to CQC State of Care report

“The unequal impact of COVID-19 on people using and working in social care needs to be addressed as part of future reforms, as well as building on the importance of closer working and local approaches."

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LGA responds to NHS Providers report on State of Providers survey

"Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, with the pandemic highlighting the incredibly valuable role of social care in its own right."

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LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report

“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."

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LGA responds to extra £546m infection control social care funding

“We are pleased the Government has accepted the calls from councils and care providers for this funding to be extended, as we head into the winter period and face the possibility of a potential second wave of infections."

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LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints

“Any future reforms of adult social care must apply the lessons learned from coronavirus, as well as address the issues of fairness in how we pay for these vital services. These include people who fund their own care."

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LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on social care

"The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the incredibly valuable role of social care in its own right and why it is more important than ever before that we find a long-term and sustainable funding solution, so that people of all ages can live the life they want to lead."