Sports bodies must help children play more sport

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called on leading sporting bodies to work with schools and help more children play competitive sport.

Ambitious plan for London-wide cycle network

The Mayor of London has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a unified, London-wide cycle network and get more Londoners cycling.

Four in five older people will struggle to find social care

Research argues that only one in five local areas in the UK report having enough older people’s care to meet growing demand.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Staff shortages severely affecting home care services

Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas of England, claims new report.

Public health budgets set to be slashed by £85m

Government figures suggest that the public health budget is still set to be cut by £85 million, despite reassurances by ministers.

One in three children need to be more active

One in three children currently complete less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day, which is half the government recommended time.

Review announced to improve the lives of autistic children

A new government review into services and support for autistic people will inform the new Joint Adults and Children Autism Strategy.

MPs say more evidence needed for energy drink ban

MPs have claimed that quantitative evidence alone is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban on energy drinks sales to children.

Immediate action needed to tackle sugar consumption

There were over 45,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year.

Combustible materials banned on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and supporting to councils to carry out emergency remediation work.

Action necessary in council care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has launched its annual review of adult social care complaints.

School fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamp

The current school fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamping as it is failing in its mission to encourage young people to eat more fresh produce.

Public service spending higher in Wales

Wales continues to invest more in key public services than other parts of the UK, especially in health and social services.

Public support growing for sugar and calorie reduction

A new survey has revealed that around nine in 10 people support the government working with the food industry to make food healthier.

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