£2m for high street recovery in 15 London boroughs

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the 15 projects receiving more than £2 million in funding through his High Streets for All Challenge.

Welsh fund to tackle loneliness and isolation launched

A fund to tackle loneliness and social isolation will help grass root organisations bring communities together across Wales.

Adult social care white paper published

The government has published a ten year vision for adult social care which it argues will help provide greater choice for those receiving care.

Wolverhampton to pilot new health incentive app

A new app will be piloted in Wolverhampton which will offer incentives for people who eat healthy and exercise more.

New campaign launched to help London’s rough sleepers

Sadiq Khan has launched his annual Winter Rough Sleeping Fundraising Campaign, urging the government to ‘wake up’ to the dangers facing the vulnerable in the capital.

Social care sector loses up to 50,000 staff before winter

The Nuffield Trust has warned that the social care sector may have lost up to 50,000 workers across all providers of care in the months leading up to winter.

Croydon residents to benefit from high-tech bus shelters

Croydon council has announced that bus shelters in the borough will soon be upgraded with digital screens and state-of-the-art technology.

New government drive to develop brownfield land

Derelict sites across the country will be transformed into new homes under a flagship government scheme to regenerate brownfield land.

Wales launches the Ending Homelessness Action Plan

The Welsh Government is announcing a new £30 million funding pot over five years for local authorities to help end homelessness.

Keir Starmer reshuffles shadow cabinet

A new shadow cabinet is in place after Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer undertook a somewhat surprising reorganisation of his top team.

Use local government more in fixing employment

Employment and skills support in local areas will become even more fragmented if councils are sidelined in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.

Funding for projects to plant hundreds of thousands of trees

Hundreds of thousands of trees will be planted in communities across England thanks to funding through the Nature for Climate Fund.

Rapidly deteriorating picture of social care services

A snap survey of the state of social care services has revealed a rapidly deteriorating picture of older and disabled people left waiting for help.

Research finds that the pandemic has bolstered local unity

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a greater sense of national division, but our sense of local unity has remained strong.

Kickstart scheme not delivering value for money

The National Audit Office has reported that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s flagship Kickstart scheme may not be delivering value for money.

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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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