Social care reforms will protect more individuals from large care costs but will not improve access to care and could make local care markets ‘unsustainable’.

The government’s failure to deal with ​the growing staffing ​crisis in social care ​risks worsening the mounting mental health toll on workers.

£48 million of funding to support social care in Wales has been announced to help the sector meet the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the government’s plan to manage coronavirus infections throughout autumn and winter.

An updated Economic Recovery Plan for West Yorkshire has been unveiled, refocusing on plans for levelling up and the climate emergency.  

Boris Johnson has said that a new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding.

There is a link between a person’s exposure to air pollution and the severity with which they will experience the effects of coronavirus.

The £7.9 million data accelerator fund will support 10 data sharing projects to improve joined-up working between councils, NHS trusts and police.

A cross-government effort is underway to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to integrate into their local communities.

A study has argued that exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, including significant rises in depression and anxiety.

The Independent Care Group has renewed its appeal for urgent government action and support as more and more care providers hit difficulties.

Newcastle City Council will provide more community based, accessible and joined-up support and services for children, young people and their families.

New analysis by the IPPR think tank and CF has revealed that as many as 80,000 care home residents could be receiving social care in their own homes.

Eluned Morgan has welcomed more than half a billion pounds of new funding for health and social services in Wales to deal with coronavirus.

Education unions have urged the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further coronavirus disruption.


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