Four in five workers avoid mental health discussions

Four in five British workers won’t discuss mental health problems with their boss because they fear being stigmatised and judged incapable.

Government urged to sustainably fund public health

The County Councils Network is among a number of signatories to a new statement calling on the government to sustainably fund public health services.

Carbon emission reduction achieved in Oxford

Oxford City Council has unveiled new data that shows carbon emissions in the city have fallen by 24 per cent over the last three years.

Nailsea Town Council

A digital health hub piloted in Nailsea has proved to be such a success that the NHS is scaling it up across England.

New-build homes carrying fire safety issues

A BBC investigation has found that new-builds constructed by Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes have potentially dangerous fire safety issues.

Bold proposal to secure the future of social care

Damian Green proposes to secure the future of social care, urging the need for sufficient funding to plug the gap created by an ageing population.

More social care demand, but less support offered

The proportion of working-age adults approaching local authorities for social care support is rising, but fewer are receiving help.

Food parcels soar 73 per cent in five years

The last year has been the busiest for food banks, with 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis last year.

Very few homeowners saving for future care

A survey has shown that fewer than one in four homeowners are saving for their future care needs.

Calls for greater powers to restrict junk food adverts

A new report has uncovered the limited powers that local authorities have to restrict advertising of products high in fat, salt and sugar.

Postcode lottery for children’s mental health services

More than a third of local areas in England have reduced real terms spending on low level children’s mental health services.

Soft drinks levy needs to go further, say council leaders

The LGA says that soft drinks levy funds should be used to help deliver vital public health schemes.

24 hour Ultra Low Emission Zone starts in London

Sadiq Khan has introduced the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standard in central London to help reduce toxic air pollution.

£3 million for innovative local air quality improvements

£3 million has been made available to fund 28 innovative projects to improve air quality across local authorities in England.

£4.8m for digital social care projects

Organisations which commission adult social care services are being invited to bid for a share of £4.8 million.

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