The LGA has warned that girls and young women are being deliberately and increasingly recruited into drug-dealing ‘county lines’ gangs.

The government has announced that a new drugs unit will be set up to help end illegal drug-related illness and deaths.

Proposals on the future of adult social care, including a timetable for reform, should be brought forward by Sajid Javid in the next two weeks.

Plans for a new pilot to help people exercise more and eat better are being laid out by the government in a bid to cut obesity rates.

The long-term impact of coronavirus on the nation’s health needs to be recognised in future planning for public health and social care services.

This week, the Local Government Association will launch its build back local campaign to emphasise the importance of public services.

Rates of obesity in England are high and rising, with a strong systemic relationship between obesity and deprivation.

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is being launched to help thousands of adults and children achieve a healthy weight and boost their well-being.

Sustrans has urged the government to create a ‘golden age of cycling’ by capitalising on the surge of interest brought about by lockdown.

People in care homes or those being cared for at home will benefit from an extra £250 million to protect them from coronavirus transmission.

The National Audit office has released its second report on the government’s approach to test and trace services in England.

Councillors have called on the government to give greater priority to social care and start committing more resources to it now.

The health of children across the UK will be improved as new restrictions will mean they are less exposed to advertising of unhealthy foods.

The SCT has said that the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions imposed on local government business have had a positive impact on local democracy.

The pandemic’s ‘devastating impact on the care sector’ has emphasised that ‘care is not properly funded, lacks transparency and urgently needs reform’.

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