Cycling and Walking ‘on prescription’ in the West Midlands

Healthcare professionals in the West Midlands are piloting a scheme which will ‘prescribe’ outdoor activities for those with poor mental health.

Government reverses guidance on face masks in schools

Secondary school pupils in England will have to wear masks in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England.

Pandemic leaving hard up families worse off

The coronavirus pandemic has left low-income families struggling with a significant deterioration in living standards and high stress levels.

Make housing a national priority, says campaign

Campaign to make social housing a government priority in the coronavirus recovery get full support in Derby.

Survey highlights pressures facing care homes

The QNI has published a major new report on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s nursing and residential homes.

Daily operations to remove rotten teeth in children rising

Councils have warned of a potential post-coronavirus surge of dental treatments following the lifting of lockdown.

Funding to help people return home from hospital

People needing additional follow-on care after being discharged from hospital will now be supported by a £588 million fund.

Plans for CAZ in Leeds put on hold

Leeds City Council has announced that plans for a charging Clean Air Zone in the city are being put on hold for the foreseeable future.

£56m spent on consultants to help with coronavirus

Whitehall has spent over £56 million on consultancy firms to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Four in five council workers remote working

Socitm has launched a report into how local authorities adapted ways of working to maintain delivery of vital services.

Johnson told to ‘honour promise on social care’

Health leaders have called on the Prime Minister to honour his pledge to fix social care ‘once and for all’.

Tackle obesity stigma or risk rising social care costs

Stigmas need tackling to help prevent rising levels of obesity from having a significant impact on demand and cost pressures in adult social care.

Multi-million pound support package for Welsh councils

Welsh Ministers have announced a funding boost of more than £260 million for local councils in Wales.

Liverpool City Region joins Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is the first governmental body in the world to join the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.

£5 million announced for social prescribing

£5 million in funding will support people to stay connected and maintain their health and well-being following the coronavirus pandemic.