Air pollution linked to greater risk of coronavirus hospitalisation

There is a link between a person’s exposure to air pollution and the severity with which they will experience the effects of coronavirus.

Better support for families through new data sharing projects

The £7.9 million data accelerator fund will support 10 data sharing projects to improve joined-up working between councils, NHS trusts and police.

Government says ‘Operation Warm Welcome’ underway

A cross-government effort is underway to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to integrate into their local communities.

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness

A study has argued that exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, including significant rises in depression and anxiety.

Government must act as social care starts to break

The Independent Care Group has renewed its appeal for urgent government action and support as more and more care providers hit difficulties.

Children and Families Newcastle to reimagine services

Newcastle City Council will provide more community based, accessible and joined-up support and services for children, young people and their families.

Postcode lottery in home-based social care

New analysis by the IPPR think tank and CF has revealed that as many as 80,000 care home residents could be receiving social care in their own homes.

£551m extra funding for Welsh health and social services

Eluned Morgan has welcomed more than half a billion pounds of new funding for health and social services in Wales to deal with coronavirus.

Unions make call for urgent action on ventilation in schools

Education unions have urged the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further coronavirus disruption.

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes in children rockets

Type 2 diabetes treatment rates in children and young people has rocketed by nearly 60 per cent in just five years, according to the LGA.

£127m of benefits for social care thanks to technology

NHS Digital has claimed that a drive to expand the use of digital technology in social care is expected to lead to £127 million worth of benefits.

1,600 children now living with type 2 diabetes

A new NHS Digital report has revealed that nearly 16,00 children and young people in England are now living with type 2 diabetes.

Consultation launched on public sector reform in Scotland

A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service in Scotland.

People face being kept in hospital longer than needed

People who are ready to be discharged from hospital risk end up staying longer than needed if vital additional funding is not confirmed this month.

Licensing powers need to cover public health

The LGA says that giving councils the powers to consider the public health impact of licensing decisions is vital to protect communities from harm.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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