Illegal levels of air pollution in Birmingham shortening lives

Primary school children who grow up in Birmingham could lose half a year of their lives due to illegal levels of air pollution in the city.

Lords warns government to act now on social care

The Economic Affairs Committee recommends the government spend at least £8 billion to restore social care to acceptable standards.

Ten-week deadline urged for social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.

Most high-rise social housing blocks still without sprinklers

Labour finds the vast majority of social housing tower blocks in England are still without life-saving sprinkler systems.

Health and wellbeing boards achieving their goals

Health and wellbeing boards are achieving their goal to help people lead healthier and happier lives in their communities.

Three in five young people experience mental health problems

59 per cent of young people have either experienced a mental health problem themselves, or are close to someone who has.

Three quarters of MPs likely to have ‘poor mental health’

A Westminster-focused study has revealed that three out of four MPs probably or definitely suffer from poor mental health.

Homeless 60 times more likely to visit A&E

Homeless people in England are 60 times more likely to visit A&E in a year than the general population.

560 child mental health cases every day

The LGA has revealed that local social services are seeing more than 560 cases of children with mental health disorders every day.

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.

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