Over 85s needing 24 hour care to set to double

A new study has predicted that the number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care is set to double.

Primary pupil surge put school places at risk

Nearly 134,000 children will miss out on a secondary school place by 2023 as a result of the surge in primary school pupils.

Plastic bag charge set for further roll out

The government has announced plans to extend the single-use plastic bag charge to all retailers and increase the minimum charge to at least 10p.

‘Severe shortage’ in teachers for new academic year

Schools in England are facing a ‘severe shortage’ of teachers ahead of the new academic year.

Improvements recognised in Brighton’s children’s services

Both Ofsted and the government have sent Brighton & Hove City Council congratulations for improvements to its children’s social care services.

Banning energy drink sales to children proposed

The government is seeking views from the public on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people in England.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls admit to 'self-harming’

A new report examining the state of children's wellbeing in the UK has found that nearly a quarter of girls in the UK have self-harmed.

Legal powers in use to seek Brexit clarity in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is to use of new legal powers to force the government to reveal the truth about the impact of Brexit on the region.

England left behind in social care funding race

England is being ‘left behind’ by a number of developed countries when it comes to funding care for older people.

Local authorities urged to bid for £95m broadband funding

Local authorities are urged to bid for a share of the £95 million being made available to help rollout full fibre connectivity across the UK.

Homeless summer holidays for 123,000 children

The numbers of homeless children that councils are housing in temporary accommodation has increased by 76 per cent in the last seven years.

Majority of MPs support social care funding increase

A new survey has revealed that 84 per cent of MPs and 76 per cent of peers agree that funding for adult social care should increase.

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