Quality of care concerns close children's homes

Twelve children's homes in England were closed down by Ofsted last year due to concerns about the quality of care.

Government must embrace modern construction methods

MPs say that the government’s over-reliance on traditional building methods will see it fall far short of its housing target.

Ten-week deadline urged for social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.

Most high-rise social housing blocks still without sprinklers

Labour finds the vast majority of social housing tower blocks in England are still without life-saving sprinkler systems.

Shift from ‘consolidation state’ towards ‘investment state’

A new Institute for Public Policy Research report has argued that austerity has failed economically, fiscally and socially.

Health and wellbeing boards achieving their goals

Health and wellbeing boards are achieving their goal to help people lead healthier and happier lives in their communities.

District councils building more homes since HRA cap lifted

More homes are being built and planned for by more district councils in more places.

Give metro mayors more power, says Heseltine

Lord Heseltine has said that Britain’s metro mayors should be given greater powers over housing, schools and jobs.

Three in five young people experience mental health problems

59 per cent of young people have either experienced a mental health problem themselves, or are close to someone who has.

Midlands councils bid for public transport funding

Derby and Nottingham city councils have bid for up to £188 million of funding to improve public transport and better connect the two cities.

Balanced budget delivered in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has delivered a balanced budget for 2018-19, with an underspend of £4.5 million.

New high streets Task Force launched

A new forward-thinking High Streets Task Force supporting local leaders to revitalise high streets and town centres has been launched.

300 new recycling bins for Brighton’s seafront

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s busy seafront will have 300 new bins in a bid to increase recycling rates.

Three quarters of MPs likely to have ‘poor mental health’

A Westminster-focused study has revealed that three out of four MPs probably or definitely suffer from poor mental health.

Action needed to support councils’ work on climate change

Launching its Climate Change policy position, ADEPT has called on the government to take urgent action to support local authorities’ work on climate change.


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