NHS and social care costs of air pollution calculated

PHE has released a new report and cost tool which calculates that the health and social care costs of air pollution could reach £5.3 billion by 2035.

Liverpool announces funding for grassroots sports

The Mayoral Active Sports Fund, worth £10,000, has been created to help encourage Liverpool residents, of all ages, to get fit and active.

Public campaign needed to tackle loneliness

The Royal College of GPs says that a national public campaign is needed to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation across society.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

Gove to launch new Clean Air Strategy

Michael Gove will launch an ‘ambitious’ new clean air strategy to tackle air pollution, although critics have labelled it as ‘hugely disappointing’.

Fundamental reform is needed to improve building safety

Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations has controversially not urged for a ban on flammable cladding.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system, says charity

The Alzheimer's Society has claimed that vulnerable people struggling with dementia have been left to ‘fend for themselves’.

Social care reform encountering fork in the road

New analysis of funding pressures on social care services have emphasised the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in the UK.

Cardiff to reconsider funding of parks

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet is set to consider new ways of running its parks as the council faces £91 million savings over the next three years.

£1m funding for digital adult social care pilots

NHS Digital and the LGA have announced new funding for digital pilots that benefit people who access adult social care and improve services.

Survey highlights neglect in our care system

A survey of almost 4,000 people has outlined a care system that is ‘visibly failing and unfit for purpose’.

Copenhagen-inspired cycling assessment to get further UK roll out

Sustrans has revealed that four more local authorities have joined Bike Life, a project designed to help UK cities normalise cycling.

Government must reverse care work's poor public image

The UK’s social care workforce is suffering from low pay and low esteem and must reverse its poor public image to improve recruitment and retention in the sector.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.