Fife Council has offered an ‘amnesty’ on walking frames in the hope retrieving thousands of disability aids from people who no longer need them.

Liverpool City Council and Cancer Research UK have combined efforts to increase awareness of skin cancer and ensure the disease is firmly on the local authority’s health agenda.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has claimed that too many young people in care are missing out on the support from independent mentors.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has defended highly paid public health roles, after a study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) claimed 105 public health employees working in local government earned over £100,000 in remuneration last year.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged councils to increase the number of free condoms they offer to young people, gay men and those most at risk of catching sexually transmitted infections (STI).

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found the effects of poverty to have cost the UK an average of £78 billion per year, with the NHS bearing the brunt of the costs.

Barnsley Council cabinet members are due to vote on implementing a random drug and alcohol testing policy for employees.

The Health Select Committee has accused ministers of giving the wrong impression about how much they are spending on healthcare in England.

Research from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has warned that an increasing number of older people are living alone, without having adaptions installed to enable them to live independently.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on residents to support the vulnerable or elderly people within their families as temperatures sore.

A new report by the YoundMinds charity has found that services are inadvertently re-traumatising vulnerable children.

Since local councils took control of public health from the NHS three years ago, the fight against obesity has cost over £500 million.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that new figures suggest diabetes has become one of the fastest growing challenges the UK is facing.

A new report conducted by the House of Commons Education Select Committee has identified several weaknesses in the government’s proposals for social work reforms and has called for the changes to be scrapped.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has warned that the government’s decision to increase council tax by two per cent, has failed to plug the gap in care spend.

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The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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