Social care saves NHS £60 million in last year

Adult social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million through reducing pressures in the last year.

Possibility of 115,000 fewer care workers after Brexit

Ending freedom of movement after Brexit could result in 115,000 fewer adult social care workers by 2026.

Majority not saving for any future care needs

The vast majority of people are not saving to pay for care in later life, despite one in 10 older people facing care costs of over £100,000.

Young people being treated for type 2 diabetes rising

The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes has risen from 507 to 715 in four years.

Social care delivery remaining high despite growing pressures

Councils have performed competently in delivering adult and children’s social care, despite increasing cuts to resources.

£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Rough sleeping eradication plan revealed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed a plan to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

LGA launches its adult social care paper

The LGA has launched a nationwide consultation on how to pay for adult social care and rescue care services from collapse.

Cap on care must be fully funded, warns county leaders

Social care must remain a local service and the government should ‘not be swayed’ by arguments to combine all of social care into the NHS.

Record high for severe obesity in 10 to 11-year-olds

Public Health England has reported that levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began

End of life care is not being prioritised

Local authorities have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population.

£4.5 million for social prescribing schemes

£4.5 million announced for programmes to refer NHS patients to local community services such as walking clubs, gardening or arts activities.

Proposals for school children to learn first aid

School children in England are to be taught first aid in a bid to give young people ‘the tools they need to be ready to thrive when they leave school’.

Brokenshire commits to review of  fire safety guidelines

James Brokenshire has said that he will be conducting a full-scale review of the building regulations fire safety guidance.

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