Nine social care digitisation projects gain funding

NHS Digital and the LGA have awarded funding to nine social care digitisation projects to create social care of the future.

National tax rises needed to fund further social care

Council leaders have urged the government to make the case for national tax rises to secure the long-term future of adult social care services.

Air pollution plans resembling a ‘shambolic’ mess

ClientEarth has criticised the government’s lack of a joined-up strategy to tackle air pollution, labelling plans as a ‘shambolic and piecemeal mess’.

Unsafe cladding 'still affecting thousands'

New figures have revealed that thousands of people in England are still living in tower blocks with unsafe cladding.

Funding for new Lincolnshire 'falls response' ambulance pilot

Lincolnshire County Council has allocated £300,000 to develop a model of response for people who have fallen.

Investment in reading would combat loneliness

Two organisations are calling on the government to £200 million in using reading to combat loneliness.

A Bed Every Night initiative launched in Manchester

A Bed Every Night initiative has been launched in Greater Manchester to help end the need for rough sleeping in the city-region.

Public sector workers more stressed than private

New research has revealed that public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector.

Edinburgh rated as Britain’s healthiest high street

The RSPH has ranked 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and well-being.

Population underestimating the true cost of care

More than half of the UK population are underestimating the cost of care home costs, by an average of £12,000 a year.

Majority unprepared for costs of adult social care

The overwhelming majority of people have not made any plans for how they will pay for adult social care in older age.

Public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisis

The Alzheimer’s Society has warned that the general public are unaware of the costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS.

£3.2bn a year to reverse public health cuts

£3.2 billion a year is required to reverse the impact of public health cuts and ensure that funding is re-allocated according to need.

1.8 million new requests for adult social care last year

NHS Digital has revealed that local authorities received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care support in 2017-18.

Adult social care winter funding allocated

Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

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