‘Broken’ care system letting patients down

The CQC has highlighted how patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a ‘broken’ care system.

Recognise air pollution as occupational health hazard

The British Safety Council has urged the government to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard.

‘Care deserts’ emerging as system falls apart

An analysis carried out for Age UK has prompted warning that the system for looking after frail older people in England is falling apart.

Promoting good health is an important investment

PHE and CIPFA are collaborating to make the case that prevention and promoting good health is an important investment for our country.

Inequalities in pay is threatening democracy

The IFS has warned that inequalities in pay and opportunities in the UK are becoming so extreme they are threatening democracy.

Two-fold difference in mental health spend across England

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, it has been revealed that there is nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England.

Funding for rough sleepers with substance abuse

Adults who are sleeping rough and living with mental illness and substance misuse are set to benefit from £1.9 million of funding.

Four in five workers avoid mental health discussions

Four in five British workers won’t discuss mental health problems with their boss because they fear being stigmatised and judged incapable.

Government urged to sustainably fund public health

The County Councils Network is among a number of signatories to a new statement calling on the government to sustainably fund public health services.

Carbon emission reduction achieved in Oxford

Oxford City Council has unveiled new data that shows carbon emissions in the city have fallen by 24 per cent over the last three years.

Nailsea Town Council

A digital health hub piloted in Nailsea has proved to be such a success that the NHS is scaling it up across England.

New-build homes carrying fire safety issues

A BBC investigation has found that new-builds constructed by Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes have potentially dangerous fire safety issues.

Bold proposal to secure the future of social care

Damian Green proposes to secure the future of social care, urging the need for sufficient funding to plug the gap created by an ageing population.

More social care demand, but less support offered

The proportion of working-age adults approaching local authorities for social care support is rising, but fewer are receiving help.

Food parcels soar 73 per cent in five years

The last year has been the busiest for food banks, with 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis last year.

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