Adult social care recruitment drive continues

The Department of Health and Social Care is launching the second phase of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care.

Staffing pressures creating mental health ‘perfect storm’

Increasing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services.

Half a million bed days saved by social care services

The LGA has claimed that vital adult social care services have helped save more than half a million bed days.

Severe obesity among children at record high

Official figures indicate that levels of severe obesity among children in the last year of primary school have hit an all-time high.

Mental health higher priority than physical health

UK workers now place greater importance on their mental health than their physical health.

Doctor recommends banning snacking on public transport

Dame Sally Davies has said that snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity.

2.6 million expect to quit job to provide care

More than 2.6 million employees aged 45 and over expect that they will have to leave their jobs in order to care for a relative or partner.

New research into adolescent mental health

A £35 million government-backed research programme has been launched to give more support to teenagers battling with mental health issues.

Local councils to work with Epilepsy Society

The National Association of Local Councils has teamed up with the Epilepsy Society to raise awareness of the hidden disabilities in communities.

Local leaders pledge to tackle ageism

Council leaders across the UK have signed an open letter committing them to tackling ageism and talking more positively about later life.

Free care set to be Plaid party policy

A care commission set up by Plaid Cymru has recommended that all social care in Wales should be free at the point of need.

The state should build and operate new residential care homes

IPPR calls for the state to build and operate new residential care homes, and establish new financial regulator to oversee private providers.

Problems in two out of three adult social care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in nearly two out of every three adult social care complaints.

‘Unprecedented' care cuts threat in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has warned that its health and adult social care services face an unprecedented challenge from budget cuts.

A third less polluting vehicles in London's ULEZ

Since London's ULEZ introduction in April, there has been a substantial reduction in the amount of polluting, non compliant vehicles in the zone.

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