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.

The Westminster Commission on Autism has called for the introduction of an ‘anonymous register’ of people with autism to be included in the Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF).

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a report stressing the importance of councils working together with health professionals to promote good mental health in children.

A new report has called on the government to set up a health and social care department to support greater integration.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a recall of faulty tumble dryers, which it claims pose a large fire risk.

Hampshire County Council has opened an consultation to gain the public’s views on proposed changes to adult social care charges.

Sandwell Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ campaign, designed to support terminally ill employees in t

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the number of children developing Type 2 diabetes will continue to rise unless the government issues a ‘wake up call’ and strengthens its childhood obesity strategy.

Severe cuts to councils’ social services provision is the major contributing factor to bed-blocking, according to the GMB Union.

An inquiry into whether local authorities can fulfil their statutory obligations with the funding available for adult social care has been launched.

The life chances of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, who look after a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by ‘inadequate’ local support services, according to new research released for Carers Week 2016.

The Care Act is failing and leaving disabled people and carers worse off, disability charity Revitalise has warned.

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