Poor NHS provision failing young people

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that the majority of young people with a mental health condition are not getting the treatment they need.

Government urged to appoint Minister for Hunger

MPs have said that the government should appoint a Minister for Hunger to ensure action on malnutrition and hunger.

Local government managing taxpayer money poorly

The number of local government bodies with significant weaknesses in their arrangements for delivering value for money for taxpayers is increasing.

New roads should prioritise pedestrians and cyclists

NICE has advised that pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded.

CPR could become compulsory in all schools

Damian Hinds has outlined plans for life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency to be taught in every school from 2020.

Changing Places to be mandatory in public buildings

The government has announced that new buildings and redevelopments will need to provide Changing Places toilets under new proposals.

Sports bodies must help children play more sport

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called on leading sporting bodies to work with schools and help more children play competitive sport.

Ambitious plan for London-wide cycle network

The Mayor of London has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a unified, London-wide cycle network and get more Londoners cycling.

Four in five older people will struggle to find social care

Research argues that only one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet growing demand.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Staff shortages severely affecting home care services

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas of England, claims new report.

Public health budgets set to be slashed by £85m

Government figures suggest that the public health budget is still set to be cut by £85 million, despite reassurances by ministers.

One in three children need to be more active

One in three children currently complete less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day, which is half the government recommended time.

Review announced to improve the lives of autistic children

A new government review into services and support for autistic people will inform the new Joint Adults and Children Autism Strategy.

MPs say more evidence needed for energy drink ban

MPs have claimed that quantitative evidence alone is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban on energy drinks sales to children.

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