Social care reform encountering fork in the road

New analysis of funding pressures on social care services have emphasised the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in the UK.

Cardiff to reconsider funding of parks

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet is set to consider new ways of running its parks as the council faces £91 million savings over the next three years.

£1m funding for digital adult social care pilots

NHS Digital and the LGA have announced new funding for digital pilots that benefit people who access adult social care and improve services.

Survey highlights neglect in our care system

A survey of almost 4,000 people has outlined a care system that is ‘visibly failing and unfit for purpose’.

Copenhagen-inspired cycling assessment to get further UK roll out

Sustrans has revealed that four more local authorities have joined Bike Life, a project designed to help UK cities normalise cycling.

Government must reverse care work's poor public image

The UK’s social care workforce is suffering from low pay and low esteem and must reverse its poor public image to improve recruitment and retention in the sector.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

Green spaces generate £34 billion of health benefits

Fields in Trust has reported that the UK’s parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and well-being benefits.

90 per cent of councils cutting public health services

90 per cent of councils have cut spending on sexual health, alcohol misuse and weight management services.

New report details most polluted towns and cities

A new WHO report has revealed that 47 towns and cities across the UK have reached or have exceeded air pollution limits.

Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

Councils not able to cap personal care budgets

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said that councils cannot set maximum budget levels when calculating the cost of people’s care.

£1m online toolkit to assess green benefits

A new online toolkit, designed to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, is receiving £1 million investment from Innovate UK.

Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

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