Illegal toxic air for two million Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that two million Londoners are living in areas which exceed legal limits for air pollution.

Sprinkler calls led by Birmingham City Council

A campaign for the government to fund the retro-fitting of life-saving sprinklers in thousands of high-rise tower blocks is underway.

Third of young carers stressed because of responsibilities

Young people who give up time to care for someone they live with are experiencing widespread problems with their mental well-being.

£1m for innovative digital social care projects

Projects that support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care are set to share in new funding.

Care workers being paid less than minimum wage

Thousands of care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage as companies are being forced to pay for travel time.

Council’s prevention spend lower than needed

Local authorities across the UK are massively underspending on preventative services due to cuts, according to a new survey.

Councils accused of abandoning old people

Councils have been accused of abandoning the elderly by not paying enough to look after them.

Cycling progress could prevent life-threatening illnesses

More than one billion cycling trips would take place in 2040 in seven major cities if cycling rates doubled by 2025.

Funding for 12 authorities to tackle childhood obesity

13 local authorities will receive funding and support to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity.

Public health cuts pose risk to children’s health

The RCPCH has published a new report warning that political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress in child health policy.

Traffic monitoring exercise to take place in Liverpool

For a week in February, a large traffic monitoring exercise is to be carried out in Liverpool as part of the council’s city-wide air quality

Cross-government suicide prevention plan published

The first cross-government suicide prevention plan has been published, with a focus on how social media can identify those at risk of suicide.

Screen time encouraging children’s inactivity

A new report has highlighted how children are increasingly choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside.

Somerset scheme saves 7,500 nights in hospital

A pioneering scheme in Somerset has helped patients avoid 7,500 nights in hospital and freed up at least £2 million for other services.

Updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone in the city centre.

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