Social Care Premium urged to fund personal care for all

Two Commons committees have urged for a sustainable funding solution for adult social care, including a call for a new tax on over-40s.

Measures to halve childhood obesity announced

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a range of new measures to cut childhood obesity in half by 2030.

Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

One in three children growing up in toxic air zones

New analysis by Unicef UK has revealed that one in three children in the UK are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution.

Delays to social care paper frustrating

Social care leaders have expressed frustration at the government’s decision to postpone the much-needed Social Care Green Paper.

Consultation on banning combustible cladding published

James Brokenshire has published a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

Care providers deprived of necessary funding

The Independent Care Group has said that social care has again been deprived of the lifeline it needs as the NHS receives £20 billion.

Glasgow set for Scotland's first Low Emission Zone

Proposals to introduce Scotland's first Low Emission Zone in Glasgow city centre by the end of 2018 have moved a step closer.

Children on track to consume double recommended sugar intake

New PHE figures have revealed that children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar since January.

Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis highlighted

A new report says dangerous levels of air pollution are devastatingly impacting on the health of people living in Greater Manchester.

Homeless children being inappropriately housed

New research has revealed a disturbing picture of the impact that being housed illegally in unsuitable B&Bs is having on their lives.

Public support increase in social care spending

New polling for the NHS Confederation finds that over 80 per cent of the public support a 3.9 per cent increase in social care spending.

Funding to digitise care to NHS information flow

Local authorities and adult social care providers are being encouraged to apply for new NHS Digital funding to enable better sharing of data.

Adult social care services close to collapsing

Senior council officials have warned that adult social care services in England are on the brink of collapse in some regions.

Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions

Extra funding will help councils build on effective prevention work to tackle loneliness, which has already saved millions and cut emergency hospital stays.

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