Further cuts to care services warning made

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has claimed that further cuts to care services in England will be needed in the coming year.

Toxic air remains main environmental concern

New research has claimed that evidence shows that government action can cut air pollution, but more needs to be done.

Warning over unsafe properties for private renters

Weak regulation of private renting in England is leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants living in hazardous homes.

New air pollution partnership for Oxford

Oxford City Council has launched a new joint partnership with OxAir to develop greater insights in to residents’ daily exposure to air pollution.

Childhood obesity progress moving at ‘snail’s pace’

Deadlines for four of the six policy consultations forming the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan have been missed.

£1.5 million obesity funding for local projects

DHSC has revealed the five local councils, with forward-thinking ideas to address childhood obesity, who will receive funding.

Parents aware of sustainability, but not making changes

Despite growing awareness of climate change, Sustrans has said that UK families are still pushed to use petrol vehicles on days out.

Children should be taught cold water shock dangers

The LGA has issued a water safety warning ahead of rising temperatures when casual swimmers may be tempted to take a dip in open water.

Young people’s gambling addiction service launched

NHS England has announced that the first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts.

Children's hospices to shut without increased funding

Together for Short Lives has warned that children’s hospices will be forced to cut services or shut unless the NHS increases its funding.

£51 million for active travel in Scotland

£51 million is being made available for walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland in 2019/2020.

Crisis in social work revealed in new survey

Social workers say they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively because of years of repeated cuts, according to UNISON.

Children exposed to toxic air inside London schools

Campaigners have urged for improvements in the quality of air inside and outside primary schools in London.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Significant group of children being denied advocacy

There is a significant group of children being denied access to advocacy – despite having a statutory entitlement to it.