Lifesaving library services improving mental health

People living with mental health conditions are benefiting from lifesaving library services which have been launched by councils.

New mental health campaign launched in Midlands

A new Every Mind Matters campaign has been launched across the Midlands by Public Health England.

Government urged to strengthen social care

The opportunity to shore up the fragile social care system must not be overlooked in the forthcoming autumn budget.

Mental health referrals rise by quarter four children

The number of referrals to child and adolescent mental health services in England has increased by 26 per cent over the past five years.

Home adaptations to live at home for longer

Providing life-changing adaptations in the home can enable elderly people to carry out every day activities and live at home for longer.

Ten areas to trial air quality measures

Ten local authorities are set to take forward new measures to reduce pollution levels in their region.

Leicester announces council block sprinkler retrofit

Leicester City Council has announced that work to retrofit sprinkler systems to five council tower blocks will get underway in November.

Hancock to announce £240m emergency bed fund

The government will provide an emergency £240 million to enable more elderly people to be cared for at home and improve social care.

NHS releases new social care support guide

A new guide to social care and support has been released on the NHS website to provide guidance to people who may need social care.

£6 million to help London boroughs target air quality

Sadiq Khan has encouraged London boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million to help target local pollution hot spots.

Local authorities supported to tackle childhood obesity

Public Health Minister Steve Brine has encouraged local authorities to apply to its ‘trailblazer’ programme to tackle childhood obesity

Unpaid overtime pushing public sector to ‘tipping point’

A new report from UNISON has argued that public services support staff are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year.

Adult care vacancy rate risen by 22,000 in last year

New workforce figures from Skills for Care have revealed that 110,000 jobs in adult care in England are currently left vacant.

Local government urged to consider electric or hybrid

Local authorities have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

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