Residential care system ‘failing’ the elderly

Care workers are compromising the dignity and well-being of the people they look after, a new survey has found.

‘Don’t kick social care reform into the long grass’

Following the recent General Election, county leaders are urging the government to avoid ‘kicking social care reform into the long grass’.

Birmingham launches consultation on early years services

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new system for providing early years services for children and families in the city.

Surrey health and care organisations sign devolution pledge

Health and care organisations in Surrey have signed an agreement to integrate health and social care in the region.

Tory ministers aware of care plan just before manifesto launch

Plans for the so-called ‘dementia tax’ were only shown to Hunt and Javid hours before the Conservative manifesto launch.

Emerging concerns over care home fees and funding

Families are being charged by care homes for extended periods after a resident has died, as well as large upfront fees, a market study reveals.

Welsh Government tackles zero-hours contracts

Rebecca Evans has revealed that the Welsh Government will tackle zero-hours contracts for thousands of care workers.

Task force to tackle Bristol’s congestion

The Mayor of Bristol has launched a new Congestion Task Group to make recommendations on how to tackle the city's traffic problem.

Prof Sir David King has warned that children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in vehicles than outside vehicles.

Fire resilience missing off of threat agenda

The Business Sprinkler Alliance is urging the next government to build the case for fire resilience.

Potential impact of pest control services cuts

The British Pest Control Association is urging local authorities to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the vital pest control facility.

Current adult social care delivery questioned

New research by Younifi has revealed that UK citizens believe there must be a better way to deliver care to adults and the elderly.

Public sector workers are ‘more anxious’

Mind has revealed that public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector.

UK sued for first time over illegal air pollution

The government will be taken to court for a third time over its plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

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