New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

Strained social care at increased risk of collapse

Adult social care system is at heightened risk of collapse as increasing strain is being put on millions of unpaid carers.

Council cuts stripping authorities to core

The CCN has warned that the ‘worst is yet to come’ as it predicts ‘unpalatable cutbacks’ next year amid further reductions to local authority funding.

£120m to be borrowed for Oxfordshire infrastructure

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to borrow up to £120 million to invest in infrastructure improvements, including road and property repairs.

Brexit voting towns most likely to suffer

Towns who were more likely to vote leave in the EU referendum are the areas of the UK that could lose most from the Brexit process.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Rotherham commissioners removed following intervention

The government has announced that its intervention in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is to end on 24 September.

May to announce £2 billion for social housing

Theresa May is to announce a £2 billion investment to build new council housing in England.

Reward district councils for role in building homes

District councils should be rewarded for delivering more homes amid large cuts in their spending power.

Norfolk CC could shut 46 of its 53 children’s centres

Under new proposals, Norfolk County Council has recommended shutting 46 out of 53 centres when their contracts end in September 2019.

Financial resilience needed in Surrey, as funding gap deepens

CIPFA has warned that Surrey County Council's £36 million funding gap could rise to £94 million by 2021.

Children forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air

Children are breathing dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school, as well as once they are inside their classrooms.

Commonwealth Games could bankrupt Birmingham

A new audit report has warned that hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 could bankrupt Birmingham City Council.

Great British High Street Awards shortlist released

The 38 high streets in the running for this year’s Great British High Street Awards have been revealed.

Government launches housing sites drive

The government has launched two streams of investment to help get homes built in areas where they are needed most.

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