Northamptonshire under investigation over £10m ‘claw-back’

Northamptonshire County Council is being investigated over allegations it used ring-fenced funding for public health to support other services.

Lack of collaboration causing mental health ‘crisis point’

Too many young people are finding themselves at ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because public services are not effectively working together.

Gov to provide extra £1 million for cladding

Tamara Finkelstein has outlined how councils will share £1 million to identify private high-rise buildings that may be clad in unsafe building materials.

Public exposed to daily ‘cocktail’ of pollution

Professor Dame Sally Davies has warned that the impact of air, light and noise pollution has yet to be fully recognised in terms of health.

Over 300 high-rises have Grenfell-style cladding

Government figures show that only seven social housing buildings have fully replaced their unsafe cladding in the wake of Grenfell Tower.

Choosing care one of life’s most stressful experiences

The CQC has claimed that choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events.

Brighton sets £6m social care fund in new Budget

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced a 5.99 per cent council tax increase, to help invest £6 million for its adult social care services.

Glasgow to consider free school meals for P4 students

Approximately 6,000 children in Glasgow could benefit from a plan to provide free school dinners for all children in Primary 4.

NHS and local gov urged to remake partnership

Professor Keith Willett has said that health and local government leaders must remake the NHS and local authority partnership.

£2.2 million bus emission funding for Bristol and Bath

Bus services across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire will receive a £2.2 million funding boost to cut emissions.

Air pollution sessions for Oxford students

Oxford City Council has published an educational toolkit for its schools to better children’s understanding of the causes and impact of air pollution.

Tougher electrical safety standards for tenants

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published recommendations for new safety measures to better protect private tenants

Public sector cuts limiting FM outsourcing potential

A study has found that growth in facilities management outsourcing has been limited by cuts in public sector budgets.

Scottish council plans schools meals 365 days a year

North Lanarkshire Council is proposing to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ and provide school meals 365 days a year to children from low income families.

£10 million winter social care fund for Welsh councils

Vaughan Gething has announced that an additional £10 million is being made available to local authorities in Wales to assist social services.

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