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Our team of leading experts provide regular commentary on a wide range of local government issues. For all press enquires, please contact Jen Pufky on 020 7554 2800 or 07825 617 927 or by email on jen.pufky@lgiu.org.uk.

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Public Finance: Me, myself and care funding

Self-funders make up a huge proportion of the social care system, yet little attention is paid to making sure they get the access they are entitled to. Everyone, including local government, stands to lose

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ADASS: Self-funders – focused information is key

Directors of adult social services are well aware of the additional pressures facing their budgets by an increasing number of people who, having funded their own care for many years, are increasingly turning to social services departments for help. The situation was raised in an LGIU report published today.

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FT: LTC sufferers at risk from lack of financial advice

A survey of 23 local authorities by insurer Partnership and thinktank LGIU revealed that 53 per cent did not refer individuals for advice after an assessment, with only 17 per cent referring individuals for advice before an assesment.

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Financial Reporter: Financial advice is key to making the care system work

The Local Government Information Unit today launched its ‘Independent Ageing 2013’ Report which suggests that without effective support for the 57% of older people who fund all or part of their own care the entire structure of social care is at risk.

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Actuarial Post: Entire structure of social care at risk, LGiU report warns

The Local Government Information Unit today launched its ‘Independent Ageing 2013’ Report which suggests that without effective support for the 57% of older people who fund all or part of their own care (‘self funders’) the entire structure of social care is at risk.

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Guardian Local Government Network: Community budgets get £4.3m boost

Laura Wilkes from the Local Government Information Unit said this was “great news” for local government. She said: “We have seen real results from the pilots and now is the time for councils to get on and push forward with this way of working to support communities to take more local control.”

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MJ: LGiU – Whitehall silos could stymie neighbourhood budget expansion

Laura Wilkes, policy manager for the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), has said today’s announcement of a £4.3m funding boost for bottom-up, grassroots community initiatives could fail unless councils gain greater freedoms to innovate and reinvest savings in preventative services. (£ subscriber access only)

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