Better data needed to help councils combat coronavirus

Labour is calling on the government to release more information to local authorities to help contain local spread of coronavirus in future.

Experiences of children must shape recovery planning

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has published a new paper on the impacts of coronavirus on children and their families.

West Midlands to trial e-scooters from end of the summer

TfWM and Birmingham City Council are leading on the development of e-scooter rental trial in the West Midlands.

Latest Test and Trace statistics published

Statistics covering 25 June to 1 July of the NHS Test and Trace service have been published by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Survey highlights worrying isolation of dementia patients

Research has shown that eight in 10 people living alone with dementia have seen no family or friends since March.

Life science investment needs regional parity

New IPPR analysis has found that regions in the north of England receive less than half the life science investment made in the south.

Third of social workers look to leave the profession

The SWU has claimed that the UK’s social work system faces collapse as a third of social workers look to leave the profession.

New framework helps facilitate safe return to the workplace

A new procurement framework will help the public sector access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace.

Government announces that gyms and pools can reopen

The government has outlined the measures that will allow indoor and outdoor sports facilities to reopen this month.

Recovery and renewal panels launched for councils

Councils across the country can now access a newly developed remote support offer to enable them to test plans for recovery and renewal.

Staffing black hole facing care homes

The Cavendish Coalition is warning that care homes could be facing a staffing ‘black hole’ because of the government’s Immigration Bill.

£5.5bn needed to level up access to urban green space

The Prime Minister has been urged to commit £5.5 billion to an urban green infrastructure fund to level up access to urban green space.

Johnson criticised over 'cowardly' care home remarks

Boris Johnson has been heavily criticised for saying that ‘too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures’ during the coronavirus outbreak.

Up to one third of UK may refuse coronavirus vaccine

A new poll has revealed that nearly a third of people in the UK may not get a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed.

Progress on making London’s streets healthy too slow

Progress on making London’s streets healthy and safe is 'far too slow' to meet the Mayor of London’s own targets.