Pandemic has increased older people’s need for social care

New analysis from Age UK has found that the coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased older people’s need for social care.

£17 million in mental health funding for schools

The government has announced more than £17 million to build on mental health support already available in education settings.

Failure to act on social care will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils

Council leaders have stressed that a failure to act on social care in the upcoming Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’.

NHS mental health support for school children

More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, to help tackle common mental health issues.

Climate emergency likely to affect mental health, poll finds

More than four-fifths of the UK public think the climate emergency will affect mental health in a decade at least as much as unemployment and coronavirus.

New NetZero GOVERNMENT event to launch

NetZero GOVERNMENT is the online event that will provide guidance to help the public sector reach the government’s target of ‘net zero’ by 2050.

Public fear impact of another global health emergency

People in the UK are concerned about the potential impact of future crises, which presents a unique window for positive change to happen.

Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits

All care home residents will be able to participate in more out-of-home visits without having to isolate on their return.

Worrying increase in the number of inactive adults

Sport England has found that the first eight months of coronavirus restrictions has led to a worrying increase in the number of people who were inactive.

Fire Safety Bill set to become law

Legislation to make it clear who is responsible for fire safety in tower blocks is set to become law after MPs voted to defeat an amendment.

Transforming social care should be ‘an economic priority’

Liz Kendall has called on the government to make transforming social care an economic priority in the same way as fixing roads and railways.

1948 moment for adult social care needed

A number of health organisations have co-signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a 1948 moment for adult social care.

Urgent action needed to care work ‘mental health crisis’

A survey has found that three quarters of social care workers report pandemic work having caused worsened mental health.

System failed to reach 800,000 shielding people

The most vulnerable to coronavirus who were instructed to ‘shield’ at home suffered from poor data and a lack of joined up systems.

Wilsher to advise on government’s fire reform agenda

The Home Office has appointed Roy Wilsher as the first independent advisor on fire policy, to support the White Paper on Fire Reform.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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