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.

Addiction budget cuts ‘failing the most vulnerable’

Jonathan Ashworth has warned that government plans to cut £43 million from addiction budgets is ‘failing the most vulnerable’ in society.

Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

Respect for Social Work campaign launched

Two leading social care associations have launched a campaign to stem the damaging levels of stress within the sector and halt a staff exodus.

West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

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The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

Government announces review into cycle safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has launched an urgent review into cycle safety, in light of a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

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