Unpaid carers over 80 save government £23bn a year

An army of carers amongst the oldest old in our society, those aged 80 or over, provide 23 million hours of unpaid care a week.

NHS winter crisis worsened by air pollution

175 doctors have written to Boris Johnson warning of public health crisis as hospitals overcrowd with air quality-caused illnesses.

Birmingham joins Partnership for Health Cities

Birmingham City Council has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities in a bid to increase safe and active mobility for all citizens.

Secondary trauma causing stress among foster carers

Psychologists at Nottingham Trent University have argued that foster carers need more support to combat stress and burnout.

Plans to head off social care crisis unveiled by Labour

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out Labour plans to head off the social care crisis through introducing free personal care.

Tax increase should pay for health and social care, says poll

There is increasing public support for paying more tax to maintain and improve health and social care.

Research finds that poorer children missing out on exercise

New research suggests that, when it comes to getting enough exercise, wealthier children are beating their poorer classmates.

Social care crisis costing £587m due to bed blocking

Age UK has claimed that lack of social care will have led to 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS over the 917 days between the elections.

UK planning systems neglecting rights of children

Planning systems in the UK are failing to consider the rights and needs of children, leading to detrimental effects on their well-being.

Labour pledges to boost cycling and walking

A successful Labour Party in this month’s General Election will make England one of the most cycling and walking friendly places in the world

Social care concerns higher than ever

Adass has found that almost all social care directors are concerned about their ability to provide the care they are legally required to.

‘Political will’ key to cross-party social care solution

Sir Andrew Dilnot has said that a cross-party solution for social care in England can be found if there is enough ‘political will’.

Children in UK exposed to more asbestos than other countries

Children in the UK can be exposed to 10 times as much asbestos as they would be in some other European countries.

Hedge planting can halve traffic pollution reaching children

A new study has found that planting a hedge in front of a park can halve the amount of traffic pollution that reaches children as they play.

Conservatives pledge extra cash for social care

The Conservatives are pledging an extra £1 billion per year for social care in England over the next five years.