Stark variation in regional adoption rates

New research shows that the chances of being placed for adoption by the age of five varies starkly by local authority.

Knowsley’s new leader says parks won’t be sold

The new leader of Knowsley Council has confirmed that he intends to drop the proposals to sell 10 per cent of the borough’s parks.

Plastic-free status close for Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire County Council is taking steps towards accreditation as one of the first plastic-free counties.

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.

Roadmap launched to harness London’s tech talent

The Mayor of London launched a major city-wide initiative to harness London’s tech talent in tackling some of the capital’s most pressing challenges.

Gaps in provision for millions of children in care

Almost half of the entire £8.6 billion children’s services budget in England is now spent on 73,000 children in the care system.

Funding boost for Cycle Ambition Cities

Over £7 million government funding will help support Cycle Ambition Cities to make cycling the natural choice of transport and improve cycle safety.

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.

First joint ICT director for Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed the region’s first ICT director with responsibility across a county council, NHS trust and CCG.

Law centre outlines council’s failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors

The North Kensington Law Centre has submitted a report about the failures to rehouse Grenfell survivors.

Further progress made in Birmingham’s children's social care

Ofsted report says Birmingham Children’s Trust has made further progress in improving the quality of services for young people leaving care.

£30 million immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

New policies could end homelessness within 10 years

Crisis has claimed that the UK could create an end to homelessness within 10 years if the government embraces certain policies.

Right to Buy replacement will be lost in just five years

Councils warn that ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reforms.

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