Better specialist community care to lower admissions

Local authorities should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities to help avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes.

Core City leaders call for air quality action

Core City leaders and mayors have called on the government to take more action on air pollution.

Glasgow to host Scotland’s first low emission zone

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce Glasgow as the first region in the country to implement a low emission zone to tackle pollution.

More must be done to tackle capital’s air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan must do more to promote public transport, walking and cycling in attempt to lower car use in the capital.

Funding key to social care sustainability

A new report has said that the governments’ failure to properly fund social care is leaving millions of people at risk of losing vital support.

Londoners exposed to dangerous toxic air particles

Every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding WHO guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.

Care home provision heading for crisis in next five years

New research has found that the majority of local authorities could experience a shortfall in care home places by 2022 if action is not taken.

New mental health contract Norfolk residents

Norfolk County Council has awarded new contracts worth £2.85 million per year to deliver adult social services funded mental health services.

£400,000 funding for adult activity in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has received £400,000 National Lottery funding to help older adults get active and remain independent.

Gove seeks views on reward and return schemes

Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence on how the littering of plastic, metal and glass drinks containers could be reduced.

South Cambs paper caddies to be removed

South Cambridgeshire District Council has said that paper caddies will stop being used from mid-December in an attempt to simplify the recycling pr

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across the city.

New model of delivering care services in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has approved plans for a new model of delivering children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing services.

Survey highlights adopted families crisis

A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, facing serious challenges affecting the wider family.

Councils seek health precept to meet care demands

The government should allow district councils to introduce a new two per cent prevention precept on council tax to invest further in prevention services.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.