Growing funding challenge for social care in London

Adult social care sector in the capital faces a funding gap of £540 million by 2025 unless the national shortfall in adult social care finances is addressed.

Review to consider personalised health checks

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check service.

Petition urges PM to stop cuts to adult social care

More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to fix the system that provides care for older and disabled people.

Leeds collaboration to boost health tech industry

More than three million people across Leeds City Region are set to benefit from health technology advances.

Councils urge for sustainable public health funding

Cumbria County Council is the latest local authority seeking a more sustainable future for the funding of public health in the UK.

Campaigners seek calorie tax to tackle obesity crisis

Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on the government to introduce a calorie levy.

580,000 social work jobs need filling by 2035

The adult social care workforce in England has continued to grow, with a 22 per cent growth in the total number of jobs since 2009.

Carers saving Treasury billions every year

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of DWP administrative errors.

Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.

Council calls for creation of national care service

Gateshead Council has urged the government to create a National Care Service, that would work alongside the NHS, to end the current 'care crisis'.

National alcohol ‘epidemic’ not being tackled

Ongoing cuts to alcohol rehabilitation services are leading to a ‘national epidemic’ of alcohol-related problems not being tackled.

Better care in the community can prevent A&E admissions

More than four in 10 emergency admissions to hospital from care homes could potentially be avoided through better care in the community.

Government pledges to end smoking by 2030

The government has pledged to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a much-criticised green paper on ill health.

North West organisations sign Healthy Weight Declaration

Cumbria Association of Local Councils is among a number of organisations in the North West to sign up to the Food Active Healthy Weight Declaration.

Better Care Fund renewed for 2019 to 2020

Ministers have confirmed that the Better Care Fund will be renewed for 2019 to 2020, bringing the pooled funding to over £6.4 billion.

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Event Diary

It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

You are invited to this unique annual exhibition that brings together all the disciplines from the emergency services sector who are involved in prevention, response and recovery.