New model of delivering care services in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has approved plans for a new model of delivering children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing services.

Survey highlights adopted families crisis

A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, facing serious challenges affecting the wider family.

Councils seek health precept to meet care demands

The government should allow district councils to introduce a new two per cent prevention precept on council tax to invest further in prevention services.

Addiction budget cuts ‘failing the most vulnerable’

Jonathan Ashworth has warned that government plans to cut £43 million from addiction budgets is ‘failing the most vulnerable’ in society.

Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

Respect for Social Work campaign launched

Two leading social care associations have launched a campaign to stem the damaging levels of stress within the sector and halt a staff exodus.

West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

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The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

Government announces review into cycle safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has launched an urgent review into cycle safety, in light of a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

Social workers reveal extent of social care problems

A new survey by Community Care Magazine has revealed just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.

Neighbourhood Networks set for funding boost in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board is set to agree multi-million pound funding to expand the works of the city’s Neighbourhood Networks.

New group to address issues of current and future parks

The government has launched a new Parks Action Group to help public parks meet the needs of communities now and in the future.

Fire safety advice from Hertfordshire services

The fire and rescue services from Hertfordshire County Council are offering businesses safety advice as part of UK Business Safety Week 2017.

Social care cuts considered in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is reported to be planning a £5.5 million cut to adult social care services.

Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening

Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.

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