Leaders call for investment in grassroots sport facilities

The legacy of Team GB’s success during the Tokyo Olympics risks being lost without further investment in grassroots and community sport facilities.

Smoking responsible for twice as many cancers in deprived areas

Smoking is responsible for nearly twice as many cancer cases in lower income groups compared to higher income groups.

Loneliness and mistrust in government on the rise

A new Carnegie UK report has highlighted an increase in loneliness and a worrying decline in trust in government.

Pandemic has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities

The pandemic has created a ‘perfect storm’ of existing inequality, leading to higher rates of coronavirus infections amongst the most disadvantaged people.

Government urged to launch a children activity campaign

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has urged the government to renew efforts to get people exercising.

Daily contact testing expands to 2,000 sites

The government has expanded daily contact testing with 1,200 new sites across frontline sectors, helping to avoid disruption to crucial services.

Water safety should start in the classroom, say councils

The LGA has said that all young people need to better understand the dangers of cold water shock and the risks posed by tides and currents.

PHE launches latest Better Health campaign

Public Health England has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage people to lose excess weight and get active this summer.

Response to pandemic has ‘exposed the taxpayer’

MPs have said that the government’s response to the pandemic has exposed the taxpayer to ‘significant financial risks for decades to come’.

Daily contact testing rolled out to critical workers

Further targeted daily contact testing is being rolled out in England to frontline emergency services and some transport workers.

Public urged to continue protecting family and friends

The government has launched a new campaign to remind public of importance of continuing healthy behaviours to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Labour launches ‘Safer Communities’ campaign

Keir Starmer has launched Labour’s Safer Communities campaign with a pledge to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

New strategy to improve the lives of autistic people

The government has launched a new multi-million pound strategy to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people.

New strategy needed to tackle poor health in seaside towns

England's chief medical officer has said that a new national strategy is needed to tackle poor health and lower life expectancy in seaside towns.

Care leaders collaborate for future workforce strategy vision

Adult social care leaders have come together to offer a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the growing sector.

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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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