Tory ministers aware of care plan just before manifesto launch

Plans for the so-called ‘dementia tax’ were only shown to Hunt and Javid hours before the Conservative manifesto launch.

Emerging concerns over care home fees and funding

Families are being charged by care homes for extended periods after a resident has died, as well as large upfront fees, a market study reveals.

Welsh Government tackles zero-hours contracts

Rebecca Evans has revealed that the Welsh Government will tackle zero-hours contracts for thousands of care workers.

Task force to tackle Bristol’s congestion

The Mayor of Bristol has launched a new Congestion Task Group to make recommendations on how to tackle the city's traffic problem.

Prof Sir David King has warned that children are at greater risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in vehicles than outside vehicles.

Fire resilience missing off of threat agenda

The Business Sprinkler Alliance is urging the next government to build the case for fire resilience.

Potential impact of pest control services cuts

The British Pest Control Association is urging local authorities to ensure adequate funds are allocated to the vital pest control facility.

Current adult social care delivery questioned

New research by Younifi has revealed that UK citizens believe there must be a better way to deliver care to adults and the elderly.

Public sector workers are ‘more anxious’

Mind has revealed that public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector.

UK sued for first time over illegal air pollution

The government will be taken to court for a third time over its plans to tackle the UK’s illegal levels of air pollution.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

Food bank use in the UK revealed

New research reveals that there are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, far greater than previous headline figures have indicated.

Aged care must increase by a quarter to meet needs, study concludes

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool, University College London (UCL), University of Gdansk and INSERM Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, has highlighted that the UK’s aged social care must grow by 25 per cent within 10 years to meet increasing needs.

UK’s bathing water quality questioned

An EEA survey has found that 20 beaches across Britain failed an assessment on the quality of their bathing water.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

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