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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Local authorities spend £21.2 billion on adult social care

Statistics published by by NHS Digital show local authorities spent £21.2 billion on adult social care in 2020-1.

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

New TUC polling has revealed that one in five key workers in the public sector are ‘actively considering’ quitting and changing profession.

New research from housing charity Shelter has shown that the health of one in five renters in England is being harmed by poor housing.

Skills for Care has revealed the significant impact the pandemic has had on both the short and long-term challenges faced by the workforce.

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