Record number of mental health first aiders trained

Britain is training record numbers of workplace ‘mental health first aiders’ to confront a sharp rise in people expressing mental distress.

Government must act to stabilise and reform adult social care

The Health Foundation has stressed that the new government must urgently act to stabilise and reform adult social care in England.

Housing-with-care services deliver big NHS savings

Southampton City Council has revealed that its housing-with-care schemes are saving the NHS £330,000 per year.

Campaign launched to boost physical activity levels

Sport England is inspiring and supporting those with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives.


Greater Manchester’s NHS and councils are collaborating to empower people in the region to live well, integrate care and save lives.

Javid announces date of fast tracked Spending Review

Chancellor Sajid Javid has confirmed that the early Spending Round will be delivered on 4 September.

Growing funding challenge for social care in London

Adult social care sector in the capital faces a funding gap of £540 million by 2025 unless the national shortfall in adult social care finances is addressed.

Review to consider personalised health checks

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check service.

Petition urges PM to stop cuts to adult social care

More than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for urgent action to fix the system that provides care for older and disabled people.

Leeds collaboration to boost health tech industry

More than three million people across Leeds City Region are set to benefit from health technology advances.

Councils urge for sustainable public health funding

Cumbria County Council is the latest local authority seeking a more sustainable future for the funding of public health in the UK.

Campaigners seek calorie tax to tackle obesity crisis

Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on the government to introduce a calorie levy.

580,000 social work jobs need filling by 2035

The adult social care workforce in England has continued to grow, with a 22 per cent growth in the total number of jobs since 2009.

Carers saving Treasury billions every year

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of DWP administrative errors.

Carers need more support to cope with stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the well-being of adults who provide unpaid care.