Cuts to public health run counter to levelling up

The Health Foundation and the ADPH are calling on the government to increase funding for public health following years of underinvestment.

Additional funding to help adult social care

Sajid Javid has announced an additional £388 million of government funding for infection prevention and control in adult social care settings.

Children’s mental health has not improved post-lockdown

New data released by NHS Digital has shown that the mental health of children and young people has not improved since last year's lockdown.

Deprived coastal towns need redesign, says Whitty

England's chief medical officer has said that seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities.

Social care plan contains nothing to help the ‘here and now’

The government’s social care plan will do nothing to immediately help the millions of people who draw on and work in care and support.

2,000 pools could be lost forever by end of decade

Almost 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever by the end of the decade unless the government ‘acts now’ to replace or refurbish ageing facilities.

Training launched for mental health leads in schools

Pupils will benefit from a trained senior mental health lead tasked with identifying those who need support and improving access to specialist services.

Ministers urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers

The government is being urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers as a reward for their efforts during the pandemic.

Urgent need to secure future of leisure facilities and services

The LGA has said that investment in public sport and leisure facilities and services is key to levelling up the health of the nation.

Report urges for increased spending to cover care costs

Social care reforms will protect more individuals from large care costs but will not improve access to care and could make local care markets ‘unsustainable’.

Vacancy rates adding to staff mental health crisis

The government’s failure to deal with ​the growing staffing ​crisis in social care ​risks worsening the mounting mental health toll on workers.

£48m recovery fund to support social care in Wales

£48 million of funding to support social care in Wales has been announced to help the sector meet the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic.

Prime Minister sets out autumn and winter Covid plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the government’s plan to manage coronavirus infections throughout autumn and winter.

West Yorkshire leaders agree Covid recovery plan

An updated Economic Recovery Plan for West Yorkshire has been unveiled, refocusing on plans for levelling up and the climate emergency.  

Health and social care tax plans outlined

Boris Johnson has said that a new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding.

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The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

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