Food bank use in the UK revealed

New research reveals that there are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, far greater than previous headline figures have indicated.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

UK’s bathing water quality questioned

An EEA survey has found that 20 beaches across Britain failed an assessment on the quality of their bathing water.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

Manchester City Council voices sorrow following terror attack

Manchester City Council has released a statement expressed its horror following the deaths of twenty-two people, including children, at a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

‘Shaky foundations’ for social care plans

A former coalition government minister has warned that the Conservative Party plans to change social care funding may be derailed by councils.

Over 80s abandoned by social care system, Age UK reports

Age UK has called on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as research has revealed that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support.

A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will be constructed this Autumn.

Somerset schools to measure pupils weight

All of the primary schools in Somerset are to take part in the NCMP this year, in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

Digital access to care information improving

The access of information and advice about local care services on local authority websites is witnessing ‘encouraging progress’.

Hedges can help cut pollution in cities

New research has argued that hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings.

Uttlesford District Council has announced the purchase of a 50 per cent share in Chesterford Research Park.

Road accidents biggest killer of adolescents, WHO says

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released international data indicating that road injuries were the leading cause of adolescent death among 10–19-year-olds, resulting in approximately 115,000 teenage deaths in 2015.

Domestic abuse against young grows, charity warns

Recent analysis by Buttle UK has shown a ‘staggering growth’ in the number of young victims exposed to domestic abuse with figures showing that the number of grants awarded to families affected by domestic abuse rose by 22 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

 Councils face £2bn gap to support vulnerable children, LGA highlights

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted a £2 billion funding gap is expected to open by 2020 as pressures facing children’s services are rapidly becoming unsustainable.

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