Adult social care risks creating unfair ‘two-tier’ system

The crisis in adult social care risks creating a ‘system for the rich’ that leaves poor communities unable to get the access they need.

Close the health gap between rich and poor, charity urges

The government must recommit to closing the health gap between rich and poor and take action on ‘unacceptable’ health inequalities.

Service cuts prompting worries for health visitors

iHV has warned that public health budget cuts have left health visiting services unable to offer the minimum level of support in many areas.

Londoners to wear sensors in air pollution test

Participants from around the capital will be wearing individual pollution monitors to track changing pollution in their environment.

Alcohol duty does not disproportionately burden worse-off

New research from the Institute of Alcohol Studies has claimed that higher alcohol taxes could benefit disadvantaged groups.

MPs urge government to fix dangerous cladding

The government needs to fund a multi-billion-pound bill to bail out apartment owners caught in the post-Grenfell fire safety crisis.

New toolkit to help teachers support young carers

The Children’s Society has created a new toolkit for social work professionals to help improve the support they give to young carers.

New analysis finds that more than half of requests for formal care and support last year resulted in older people not receiving formal care services.

Fully fund councils to avoid stalled roll out of PrEP

The cost of providing the PrEP drug needs to be fully funded before its roll out by councils across the country, says the LGA.

Local digital adult social care projects awarded £4.5m

A total of 16 organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5 million.

£5.5m to reduce obesity in Wales

Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has announced an extra £5.5 million to back plans to halt obesity in Wales.

New STI is diagnosed every 70 seconds in England

Charities are urging the government to reverse the deep funding cuts that have placed tremendous pressures on sexual health services.

280 children start smoking every day

ASH has revealed that 280 children start smoking every day in England while government action on its Smokefree 2030 pledge is awaited.

Leeds launches ‘5 Ways To A Healthy Heart’

Leeds City Council’s free local healthy living service has launched a campaign to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke.

Recycle car seats, council leaders urge

Council leaders have said that manufacturers need to recycle their own child car seats to prevent them being 'scandalously' landfilled.

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