The Department of Health (DH) has awarded local authorities with a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

The Health Select Committee has raised concern over the high number of people in England taking their own lives, warning the figure was ‘unacceptably high’.

Councils will be allowed to increase council tax by six per cent over the next two years in order to fund social care services.

Major relationship support providers may not be sufficiently reaching families in or at risk of poverty, a new report claims.

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the lack of social care funding leaving elderly people isolated is a ‘crisis made in Downing Street’.

Councils in England and Wales could be given power to increase council taxes to fund the social care system, it has been reported.

The Fire Brigades Union have warned that budget cuts are beginning to slowly undermine the effectiveness of fire services in England and Wales.

The campaign group Doctors Against Diesel have joined the argument for banning diesel vehicles in London.

Transform Ageing, a new initiative to better support the needs of people in later life living in the South West has been launched.

Local authorities spend an average of less than one per cent of their public health budget on mental health, Mind has claimed.

The Commons Communities & Local Government Committee has found that 90 per cent of the public visit a park at least once a week.

New rules banning the advertising of junk food or drink products in children’s media have been announced.

Sadiq Khan has announced that £875 million will be invested in action to improve the quality of the Capital’s air through to 2021/22.

A new report has highlighted the role that employment plays in improving the self-worth of people with drug and alcohol addictions.

Bus operator First West Yorkshire has pledged £71 million to provide a fleet of 284 low-emission buses to the city of Leeds by 2020.

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The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.