Public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisis

The Alzheimer’s Society has warned that the general public are unaware of the costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS.

£3.2bn a year to reverse public health cuts

£3.2 billion a year is required to reverse the impact of public health cuts and ensure that funding is re-allocated according to need.

1.8 million new requests for adult social care last year

NHS Digital has revealed that local authorities received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care support in 2017-18.

Adult social care winter funding allocated

Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Public facing a growing ‘care injustice’

The CQC has warned that the public is facing a growing ‘care injustice’ as people are finding it more difficult to get help in England.

Lifesaving library services improving mental health

People living with mental health conditions are benefiting from lifesaving library services which have been launched by councils.

New mental health campaign launched in Midlands

A new Every Mind Matters campaign has been launched across the Midlands by Public Health England.

Government urged to strengthen social care

The opportunity to shore up the fragile social care system must not be overlooked in the forthcoming autumn budget.

Mental health referrals rise by quarter four children

The number of referrals to child and adolescent mental health services in England has increased by 26 per cent over the past five years.

Home adaptations to live at home for longer

Providing life-changing adaptations in the home can enable elderly people to carry out every day activities and live at home for longer.

Ten areas to trial air quality measures

Ten local authorities are set to take forward new measures to reduce pollution levels in their region.

Leicester announces council block sprinkler retrofit

Leicester City Council has announced that work to retrofit sprinkler systems to five council tower blocks will get underway in November.

Hancock to announce £240m emergency bed fund

The government will provide an emergency £240 million to enable more elderly people to be cared for at home and improve social care.

NHS releases new social care support guide

A new guide to social care and support has been released on the NHS website to provide guidance to people who may need social care.

£6 million to help London boroughs target air quality

Sadiq Khan has encouraged London boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million to help target local pollution hot spots.

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