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LGA responds to Government dental care plan

LGA analysis has shown, there are significant numbers of dental deserts across the country, with many people lacking access to affordable dental care.

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LGA responds to Carers Trust report on unpaid carers

“Our care system simply could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of loved ones people every day."

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LGA responds to additional funding for health research and technology

"Obesity, cancer and addictions are some of the biggest health challenges facing us as a country and so it is good to see additional investment in technology and research to help improve the health of our local communities."

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Death of Cllr Judi Billing

“For many years Judi worked tirelessly with us and her huge contribution to helping councils improve services for the many people who rely upon them, means she leaves a lasting legacy."

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LGA responds to PAC report on children’s social care innovation

“It is good the Committee backs our call to build on the success of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme as councils face both financial pressures and increasing numbers of children requiring support for more complex needs."

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LGA responds to Autumn Statement

“Councils want to work with central government to develop a long-term strategy to deliver critical local services and growth more effectively. Alongside certainty of funding and greater investment, this also needs wider devolution where local leaders have greater freedom from central government to take decisions on how to provide vital services in their communities.”

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Chancellor must act to protect local services from threat of spiralling costs - LGA

Ahead of the fiscal event tomorrow (November 17), a survey by the LGA reveals all responding councils are facing additional cost pressures which were not included in their budget for this year.

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LGA responds to ADASS Autumn Survey 2022

“There needs to be immediate investment to end this crisis, address unmet and under-met need and allow all people to access the health and care services they need.”

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New LGA report warns local sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’

Councils currently face a perfect storm as demand for services continuing to rise just as the price of providing them is also escalating dramatically. 

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Social workers seeing record numbers of children with mental health problems

A record number of children with mental health problems were seen by social workers last year, an increase of more than a half in five years, latest figures show.