New research proves immense benefits of woodlands

A report has shown that visits to the UK’s woodlands boosts mental health and is estimated to save £185 million in treatment costs annually.

Wolverhampton to pilot new health incentive app

A new app will be piloted in Wolverhampton which will offer incentives for people who eat healthy and exercise more.

Social care sector loses up to 50,000 staff before winter

The Nuffield Trust has warned that the social care sector may have lost up to 50,000 workers across all providers of care in the months leading up to winter.

Rapidly deteriorating picture of social care services

A snap survey of the state of social care services has revealed a rapidly deteriorating picture of older and disabled people left waiting for help.

Survey find staffing levels in care ‘dangerously low’

A new survey has found that nearly a third of care staff believe that staffing levels are getting worse and negatively affecting the care provided.

Spending in care not enough to support everyone

Social care-providing authorities are now spending more than 60 per cent of their outgoings on essential services.

All social homes required to have smoke alarms fitted

People living in social housing will be safer in their homes under new rules that will mean smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation.

Rules changed on social care cap in updated plans

Updated government plans show that the financial help poorer people get to cover their care will not count towards a new cap on costs.

Leaders call for winter bonus for social care staff

Care leaders are calling on the government to award and fund a £1,000 bonus over the winter period for social care workers in England.

New strategy to make Wales smoke-free by 2030

Tackling health inequalities and more help to help people quit are key parts of a new plan to make Wales smoke-free by the end of the decade.

New campaign advises on household ventilation

A new campaign has launched to demonstrate the importance of simple ventilation techniques to reduce the risks of catching coronavirus this winter.

New adult social care recruitment campaign launched

People are being encouraged to pursue a rewarding career in adult social care following the launch of a new recruitment campaign.

Social care funding needed to tackle NHS backlog

The LGA and NHS Confederation are calling on the Chancellor to use the Spending Review to provide genuinely new money for social care.

Homecare costs outstripping funding from councils

The Homecare Association is calling on the government to invest properly in homecare to help address unmet need and reduce pressure on the NHS.

Major health factors to be explored by councils

The LGA is to launch a new programme to help communities become better places to be born, grow, live and age well.


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