Younger people stuck in care homes for older people

Research has shown that over 3,000 disabled people in England under the age of 65 are living in care homes for older people.

Oxford attempts to cut sugar consumption

Oxford City Council has announced that it will partner the Jamie Oliver Foundation and Good Food Oxford to become more Sugar Smart.

Cities seek segregated space for cycling

An assessment of cycling in cities has revealed that 78 per cent of people desire more protected bike routes on roads built to make cycling safer.

56p of every £1 of council tax could go to social care

The LGA has warned that 56p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020.

Khan announces next stage of London's ULEZ

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the next stage of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone, to be introduced on 8 April 2019

New children’s mental health service in Cambridge

Peterborough City Council has overseen plans for a new service to support young people with their well-being and mental health.

Council seeks government assurance over fire safety costs

Lambeth Council has urged the government to commit funding for local authorities for fire safety work following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Majority who pay for social care won’t benefit from cost cap

Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs goes ahead.

Local communities pledge to fight dementia

The NALC and the Alzheimer’s Society have signed a strategic plan to encourage local communities in fighting dementia.

Cambridge tackles congestion and air quality

Cambridge City Council is seeking to reduce congestion by changing the cost of parking in the council’s car parks.

44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Leisure centres face possible closure without government investment, councils warn

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, the LGA has warned.

Edinburgh to consider diesel surcharge

Edinburgh's Parking Action Plan will present a new consultation on whether diesel vehicles should incur a parking permit surcharge.

Extra care housing scheme to aid hospital bed delays

New 'Home from home' short-stay flats in Manchester are set to help the city's patients leave wards quicker and boost recovery.

Councils to overspend social care budgets

New survey shows that over half of UK councils expect to overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to nearly £21 million each.

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