£310 million to be spent on care in Staffordshire

Despite social care pressures, Staffordshire County Council has announced that a record £310 million will be spent on care this year.

Joint inquiry launched on long-term social care funding

The Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry on the long-term funding of adult social care.

£42 million boost for home adaptations

£42 million will be spent on enabling more elderly and disabled residents to make adaptations to their homes so they can live independently.

Hampshire extends Meals on Wheels to younger adults

Hampshire County Council has agreed for investment of up to £16.4 million in a new Meals on Wheels contract to support younger adults.

Elderly malnutrition set to cost care sector £15 million

The APPG on hunger has urged the government to tackle malnutrition in the elderly to save the NHS and social care over £15 billion a year.

Local services stretched by ‘unprecedented’ elderly population

Figures from the CCN have indicated that local services are at breaking point as a result of an increasingly elderly population and ‘outdated’ government funding.

Nottingham reiterates post-Grenfell funding call

Nottingham City Council has repeated its request for the government to provide the £8.5 million necessary for post-Grenfell safety measures.

Leicestershire joins suicide prevention scheme

Leicestershire County Council has approved the development of a STOP Suicide campaign.

One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under new universal credit proposals.

£160m boost for Welsh public services

Welsh local authorities will receive an additional £20 million in 2018-19 and £40 million in 2019-20 to support local services.

Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

Social worker accreditation system plans revealed

Robert Goodwill has announced that five local authorities will be involved in the initial roll out of the NAAS for social workers.

Leeds proposes three per cent council tax increase

Leeds City Council is proposing adding an extra three per cent to council tax to help with the hugely burgeoning cost of care.

Social care measures needs to be brought forward

Measures to address the long-term reform of adult social care need to be brought forward to tackle the significant pressures facing the sector.

Younger people stuck in care homes for older people

Research has shown that over 3,000 disabled people in England under the age of 65 are living in care homes for older people.

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