Severe cuts to councils’ social services provision is the major contributing factor to bed-blocking, according to the GMB Union.

An inquiry into whether local authorities can fulfil their statutory obligations with the funding available for adult social care has been launched.

The life chances of the UK’s 6.5 million carers, who look after a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by ‘inadequate’ local support services, according to new research released for Carers Week 2016.

The Care Act is failing and leaving disabled people and carers worse off, disability charity Revitalise has warned.

Some mental health services across England are failing children with life-threatening conditions, according to data collected by the Children’s Commissioner.

New figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have reported that hospital admissions from smoking are increasing.

Councils have welcomed a ban on 'legal highs' that will assist in cutting down on the number of lives damaged by the substances.

Sport England has pledged to spend £250 million as part of a new strategy to tackle inactivity across the country.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to change the way local authorities help children in care.

Efforts to reduce smoking in England are being undermined by black market cigarettes, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

All premises that sell food products should be forced to display their food hygiene rating on the door, the Local Government Association (LGA) has argued.

Research by City University London has said that the gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is widening, for the fi

The Local Government Association (LGA) has recommended that restaurants should offer free tap water to families which eat out instead of waiting fo

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said that it is ‘pleased and encouraged’ by the news that NHS England is reconsidering funding the new HIV treatment Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released figures which reveal hospitals are spending millions of pounds on managing children’s rotting teeth, and has called on the government to improve measures to reduce the consumption of sugar.

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