£3.3m to help tackle air pollution in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has announced a new £3.3 million project to improve air quality by cutting harmful emissions from buses.

We need more housing help for elderly, say MPs

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that a national strategy for older people's housing is needed to bring together and improve current policy.

Local authorities should offer NHS Health Checks

Local authorities should ensure all local residents eligible for a free NHS Health Check get an invite to help lower the risk of Cardiovascular Disease.

Lack of funding undermining care workforce

The NAO has warned that a lack of planning and funding has undermined the care sector to the extent that it can no longer fill key posts.

Compulsory mental health counselling for secondary schools

The LGA has said that every secondary school in the country should be given the funding to offer independent mental health counselling to all pupils.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

£310 million to be spent on care in Staffordshire

Despite social care pressures, Staffordshire County Council has announced that a record £310 million will be spent on care this year.

Joint inquiry launched on long-term social care funding

The Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry on the long-term funding of adult social care.

£42 million boost for home adaptations

£42 million will be spent on enabling more elderly and disabled residents to make adaptations to their homes so they can live independently.

Hampshire extends Meals on Wheels to younger adults

Hampshire County Council has agreed for investment of up to £16.4 million in a new Meals on Wheels contract to support younger adults.

Elderly malnutrition set to cost care sector £15 million

The APPG on hunger has urged the government to tackle malnutrition in the elderly to save the NHS and social care over £15 billion a year.

Local services stretched by ‘unprecedented’ elderly population

Figures from the CCN have indicated that local services are at breaking point as a result of an increasingly elderly population and ‘outdated’ government funding.

Nottingham reiterates post-Grenfell funding call

Nottingham City Council has repeated its request for the government to provide the £8.5 million necessary for post-Grenfell safety measures.

Leicestershire joins suicide prevention scheme

Leicestershire County Council has approved the development of a STOP Suicide campaign.

One million children in poverty to miss out on free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals under new universal credit proposals.

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