Health and social care leaders and the Local Government Association (LGA) have condemned Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement as a missed opportunity to announce new investment in care.

A new report has argued that the quality of adult social care has declined as a result of increased privatisation in the sector.

New research has claimed that four in five UK local authorities have insufficient care for older people in their area.

Nine former Health Secretaries have voiced ‘alarm and dismay’ at the government's failure to improve mental health services.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to provide more funding for social care to improve the quality of care received by elderly people.

A new report by ASH and Cancer Research UK has warned that Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has awarded a seven year contract to Virgin Care to deliver community health and care services in the area, following opposition from residents.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the NHS in England does possess the power to fund HIV drug Prep, after it previously claimed that local authorities should be responsible for funding the drug.

The Local Government Ombudsman’s (LGO) Review of Adult Social Care Complaints 2015/16 has shown a 25 per cent rise in complaints about home care received by people in England.

The 2016 Good Growth for Cities index has shown that the majority of the UK’s cities are now outperforming their pre-financial crisis peak.

The Nuffield Trust, King's Fund and Health Foundation have issued a joint plea to ministers warning that the care sector was facing a funding shortage which was so significant there is a risk families may take legal action.

Conwy Council is offering yoga classes to employees during working hours to help reduce days ‘lost’ as a result of back problems.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a statement urging people not to make appointments to see their GP unnecessarily, over coughs and colds and to instead consider pharmacies or NHS websites for help.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.

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