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LGA Responds To Latest Delayed Transfers Of Care Figures

LatestCllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, has responded to latest delayed transfers of care figures published this week

“The further reduction in delays due to social care is testament to the fantastic work by councils which have now reduced this figure by 39 per cent since July 2017.

“To help reduce pressures on the NHS, adult social care needs to be put on an equal footing with the health service and councils need urgent funding to invest in effective prevention work to reduce the need for people to be admitted to hospital in the first place.

“Our recent surveys show that 96 per cent of councils and lead members believe there is a major funding problem with adult social care and that 87 per cent of the public support more funding to plug the significant funding gap in the sector.

“Reductions to public health budgets also need to be reversed to enable councils to continue to help people to live independently and well, which will help ease demands on the NHS and social care and save money for the public purse.”

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