Improve youth offending institutions’ safety, say councils

The government should take action to ensure children and young people detained in youth offending institutions and secure training centres are safe.

West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

Apprenticeship framework for civil service

A new Crown Commercial Service framework will invest more than £360 million in developing the next generation of public servants.

New Birmingham gov hub showcases Midlands growth

Thousands of public servants in the West Midlands are to move to a new building in central Birmingham.

Aberdeen City Council to fund bus services

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to fund supported bus services to fill gaps in transport provision in three areas across the region.

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The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

Government announces review into cycle safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has launched an urgent review into cycle safety, in light of a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

Wakefield saves £200,000 on print services

Wakefield Council has saved more than £200,000 on its print requirements through CCS’s Wider Public Sector Print Services framework.

Welfare policy undermining homelessness attempts

New research has argued that government welfare policy is hindering local authority efforts to tackle homelessness.

Circular waste could reduce London's waste by 60 per cent

The London Assembly Environment Committee says London could reduce 60 per cent of its waste by 2041 by adopting a circular model for its waste.

£2 million LED lighting contract for Windsor

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has awarded a £2 million contract for low-energy LED street lights to Zeta Specialist Lighting.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

Essex appointed Worcestershire's Improvement Partner

Essex County Council has been formally appointed as Worcestershire's Improvement Partner, to help the council make improvements in children’s services.

Social workers reveal extent of social care problems

A new survey by Community Care Magazine has revealed just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.

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