Leicester announces council block sprinkler retrofit

Leicester City Council has announced that work to retrofit sprinkler systems to five council tower blocks will get underway in November.

Hancock to announce £240m emergency bed fund

The government will provide an emergency £240 million to enable more elderly people to be cared for at home and improve social care.

NHS releases new social care support guide

A new guide to social care and support has been released on the NHS website to provide guidance to people who may need social care.

£6 million to help London boroughs target air quality

Sadiq Khan has encouraged London boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million to help target local pollution hot spots.

Local authorities supported to tackle childhood obesity

Public Health Minister Steve Brine has encouraged local authorities to apply to its ‘trailblazer’ programme to tackle childhood obesity

Unpaid overtime pushing public sector to ‘tipping point’

A new report from UNISON has argued that public services support staff are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year.

Adult care vacancy rate risen by 22,000 in last year

New workforce figures from Skills for Care have revealed that 110,000 jobs in adult care in England are currently left vacant.

Local government urged to consider electric or hybrid

Local authorities have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones at the end of their working life.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

Strained social care at increased risk of collapse

Adult social care system is at heightened risk of collapse as increasing strain is being put on millions of unpaid carers.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Children forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air

Children are breathing dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school, as well as once they are inside their classrooms.

Half of workers experience poor mental health at work

A major study into workplace well-being has found that half of workers have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

NHS must quickly adapt to changing health demands

The Health Profile for England report has stated that the NHS must quickly adapt to the changing health demands facing the nation.

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