Homecare costs outstripping funding from councils

The Homecare Association is calling on the government to invest properly in homecare to help address unmet need and reduce pressure on the NHS.

Major health factors to be explored by councils

The LGA is to launch a new programme to help communities become better places to be born, grow, live and age well.

Local authorities spend £21.2 billion on adult social care

Statistics published by by NHS Digital show local authorities spent £21.2 billion on adult social care in 2020-1.

Make school-based counselling available to all children

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

High workloads pushing public sector key workers to the brink

New TUC polling has revealed that one in five key workers in the public sector are ‘actively considering’ quitting and changing profession.

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

New research from housing charity Shelter has shown that the health of one in five renters in England is being harmed by poor housing.

Growing concern about shortfall in social care workforce

Skills for Care has revealed the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the short and long-term challenges faced by the workforce.

Committee of MPs criticise lockdown delay

The UK's failure to do more to stop coronavirus spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures, say MPs.

Adult social care contributes £50.3bn to economy

Skills for Care has found that the growing adult social care sector and its skilled workforce contributes £50.3 billion to the English economy.

Fund to end cycle of homelessness and hospital readmissions

People experiencing homelessnessare to be supported through pilot projects to provide temporary accommodation, care and support.

Draft guideline to help reduce homeless health inequalities

NICE has produced a new draft guideline to increase the access people experiencing homelessness have to health and social care services.

One-in-ten adults living with diabetes by 2030

Diabetes UK has predicted that, without significant government action, up to 5.5 million people in the UK could be living with diabetes by 2030.

Help needed to tackle rise in youth mental health issues

Early support hubs which allow young people to access mental health support without referrals should be made available nationwide, says LGA.

Urgent action on ventilation needed, says Labour

Labour is calling for urgent action on ventilation following a 67 per cent increase in the number of children out of school due to coronavirus.

Liverpool to introduce new ‘Good Food Plan’

Liverpool City Council is set to launch its Good Food Plan to help create a city where everyone can eat good food.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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