Problems in two out of three adult social care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in nearly two out of every three adult social care complaints.

‘Unprecedented' care cuts threat in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has warned that its health and adult social care services face an unprecedented challenge from budget cuts.

A third less polluting vehicles in London's ULEZ

Since London's ULEZ introduction in April, there has been a substantial reduction in the amount of polluting, non compliant vehicles in the zone.

Better routes home from school can tackle childhood obesity

80 per cent of the public would put an end to the school children discounts offered by unhealthy fast food outlets near schools.

Too many carers going without seeing a doctor

New figures from Carers UK have revealed that unpaid carers are unable to see a doctor because they can’t get a break from caring.

Social care assistance not consistent across Wales

The Auditor General for Wales has claimed that information, advice and assistance on adult social care is not consistently effective across Wales.

Councils call for public health support from nurses funding

Councils say recent nurse funding to improve their training and skills should be expanded to cover public health workers.

Government failing to invest in the nation’s health

A new report has claimed that the government is failing to invest in the nation’s health by too often focusing on short-term spending.

Research highlights ‘disastrous' care worker black hole

New figures have found that England’s troubled social care sector has a 'disastrous' staffing ‘black hole’ of 75,000 vacancies.

Hearing loops in public spaces for Southampton

Southampton City Council is collaborating to help provide hearing loop systems for small businesses and GP surgeries across the city for free.

Premium urged on preventative care budgets

Localis has recommended that ministers should put a premium on preventative care budgets and fix public health funding.

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the capital’s electric bus fleet is becoming the largest in Europe.  

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink

Taxing high sugar snacks might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks.

Powerful action to end childhood obesity in London

London’s Child Obesity Taskforce wants every child in the capital to grow up eating healthily, drinking plenty of water and being physically active.

Radical shake up of broken social care system urged

The APPG on Social Care has demanded a radical shake-up of England’s ‘broken’ social care system to avoid its total collapse.