Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

Councils not able to cap personal care budgets

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has said that councils cannot set maximum budget levels when calculating the cost of people’s care.

£1m online toolkit to assess green benefits

A new online toolkit, designed to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, is receiving £1 million investment from Innovate UK.

Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Lancashire council to train locals in lifesaving CPR

Lancashire CC has teamed up with BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Ambulance Service to train 2,500 local people in CPR and defibrillator use.

Majority want long-term social care funding inclusion

85 per cent of health leaders believe that the long-term funding settlement recently announced by the Prime Minister should include both the NHS and social care.

New strategy to tackle dementia in Lancashire

A new Dementia Friendly Lancashire strategy has outlined how the Lancashire County Council will address dementia between 2018 and 2023.

Sugar Tax will encourage half of Brits to cut back

New research has shown that 47 per cent of Brits say that taxing unhealthy food and drinks will encourage them to cut down on these items.

Extent of child tooth decay revealed

New Public Health England data has revealed that a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay.

Improve quality of footpaths to boost activity

NICE has encouraged councils to improve routes for pedestrians and cyclists to enable people to be more physically active.

NHS to work with councils to improve ‘housing health’

In a bid to save money and reduce hospital visits, the NHS is to work alongside councils to improve health through better housing.

Cardiff checks on cladding expose fire safety issues

Extra fire safety checks on Cardiff Council's high-rise blocks of flats have revealed that some cladding systems do not meet current standards.

Hospital admissions for terminally ill costing NHS £2.5 billion

Marie Curie has reported that the NHS is struggling to cope with A&E admissions of people who are in the last year of their lives.

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