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LGA responds to Black review on employment outcomes

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Dame Carol Black's independent review of the effectiveness of employment outcomes on drug or alcohol addiction and obesity.

"As Dame Carol's report has highlighted, reduction in finances to local authority public health teams will mean funding pressures could impact on the drug and alcohol treatment and weight management services.

"Also Jobcentre Plus advisors cannot bring together all the support that people with drug and alcohol addictions require.

"We had hoped the review would recommend more radical steps for how Jobcentre Plus should work much more collaboratively with councils and other local partners to take account of local labour market conditions and treatment complexity. More radical reform of the current system is required which brings services together and one which is locally as well as nationally accountable."


1. Read the original review 

2. Government has reduced councils' public health grant by £331 million from 2016/17 to 2020/21. This follows a £200 million in-year reduction in 2015/16.


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