Local government urged to consider electric or hybrid

Local authorities have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

Strained social care at increased risk of collapse

Adult social care system is at heightened risk of collapse as increasing strain is being put on millions of unpaid carers.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Children forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air

Children are breathing dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school, as well as once they are inside their classrooms.

Half of workers experience poor mental health at work

A major study into workplace well-being has found that half of workers have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

NHS must quickly adapt to changing health demands

The Health Profile for England report has stated that the NHS must quickly adapt to the changing health demands facing the nation.

Help for people living at home at crisis point

Age UK warns that the safety net for elderly people living at home has become dangerously weak, with older people living alone in declining health.

Sexual health services at tipping point

A surge in demand for sexual health services at a time of cuts to local council funding is leaving the service at risk of collapse.

Over 85s needing 24 hour care to set to double

A new study has predicted that the number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care is set to double.

Banning energy drink sales to children proposed

The government is seeking views from the public on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people in England.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls admit to 'self-harming’

A new report examining the state of children's wellbeing in the UK has found that nearly a quarter of girls in the UK have self-harmed.

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.

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.

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