England left behind in social care funding race

England is being ‘left behind’ by a number of developed countries when it comes to funding care for older people.

Homeless summer holidays for 123,000 children

The numbers of homeless children that councils are housing in temporary accommodation has increased by 76 per cent in the last seven years.

Majority of MPs support social care funding increase

A new survey has revealed that 84 per cent of MPs and 76 per cent of peers agree that funding for adult social care should increase.

Sustainable travel being held back by lack of funding

A lack of revenue funding and uncertainty over current levels of funding are the main barriers to councils investing in sustainable travel.

Councils overspend on children’s care services by £800m

Councils in England overspent by £816 million on protecting vulnerable children in the last financial year.

Social care saves NHS £60 million in last year

Adult social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million through reducing pressures in the last year.

Two-speed England warning for infrastructure

The government must improve UK infrastructure and avoid the risk of regions being left behind whilst others pull ahead in a two-speed England.

Councils spending £4.5 million on cars for mayors

Local authorities have spent £4,513,607 on cars for mayors, lord mayors, lord provosts and and their equivalents since 2015.

Improved public finances should resource local government

ONS reports says that the government logged a £2 billion surplus last month, leading to calls for money to be given to councils.

Modernised payroll and HR for Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is integrating its HR and payroll processes by partnering with MHR for the provision of its cloud based iTrent system.

Majority not saving for any future care needs

The vast majority of people are not saving to pay for care in later life, despite one in 10 older people facing care costs of over £100,000.

Poll finds public want to install solar panels

Over half of the British public would install solar panels and home batteries if there was greater assistance from the government.

£200m pilot launched to boost social home ownership

The Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot will enable social housing association tenants the opportunity to capitalise on home ownership.

New partners for Northern Powerhouse as exports rise

New Balance, Hitachi, Playdale and Techbuyer have joined the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme

Social care delivery remaining high despite growing pressures

Councils have performed competently in delivering adult and children’s social care, despite increasing cuts to resources.

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