Air filters in schools to prioritise face to face education

Thousands of new air filters will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption in the classroom.

New Better Health campaign launched

The newly launched Better Health campaign offers free support and guidance to those working towards a healthier weight.

Extra £60 million for adult social care over January

The government is providing an additional £60 million to local authorities to support the adult social care response to coronavirus.

£22.5m for new community push to get nation boosted

An additional £22.5 million in funding and an army of vaccine ambassadors have been deployed across the country to encourage vaccine uptake.

Councils receive letter on ventilation guidance

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has sent a letter to all local authorities in England to summarise ventilation guidance.

Baroness Heather Hallett named Covid-19 Inquiry chair

Boris Johnson has appointed the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE as chair of the forthcoming public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government must invest in comprehensive mental health support

The Centre for Mental Health has said that the mental health of young people has been underfunded for too long, leaving a postcode lottery of support.

Councils call for extension of outbreak funding

Councils will need an extension to the Covid-19 outbreak funding to tackle rising Omicron cases and meet a surge in demand for local contact tracing.

A new national plan is needed to tackle inactivity

The Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation has called for the government to establish a national plan for sport, health and well-being.

New support package to protect care sector this winter

New measures have been announced to help protect the social care sector, including £300 million to help recruit and reward the workforce.

New strategy for Leeds’ parks and green spaces

Leeds City Council is proposing a commitment to provide good quality parks and green spaces across the city that are more accessible.

Mental health services for children risk backward slide

The Health and Social Care Committee is urging for action to prevent mental health services slipping backwards as a result of additional demand.

Calls for remote council meetings in light of Omicron variant

The Local Government Association is calling for urgent legislation to facilitate councils being able to host remote meetings in light of the Omicron variant.

Largest ever funding increase for drug treatment

The government's ten year Drug Strategy aims to tackle drugs and prevent crime, backed by an increase in funding for drug treatment.

Councils urge public to look out for domestic abuse

The Local Government Association and Women’s Aid have said that people need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas.


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