New strategy to improve the lives of autistic people

The government has launched a new multi-million pound strategy to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people.

New Community Forest created in the North East

The creation of a new Community Forest to bring people closer to nature in the North East has been announced.

Birmingham’s new strategy on Commonwealth Games legacy

A new strategy on how Birmingham City Council will secure the right to host major sporting events in the next decade has been published.

MPs call for more money for rapid-housing scheme

MPs have called for more government funding for a scheme to quickly house long-term homeless people in England.

New strategy needed to tackle poor health in seaside towns

England's chief medical officer has said that a new national strategy is needed to tackle poor health and lower life expectancy in seaside towns.

Vision for building beautiful places set out

Beautiful, environmentally sustainable communities are at the centre of widespread planning changes announced by Robert Jenrick.

Parents face a ‘double squeeze’ on childcare this summer

Coram Family and Childcare has warned that British parents face a ‘double squeeze’ of expensive childcare costs and patchy availability this summer.

Councils’ ‘hidden algorithms’ profile millions on benefits

Councils are conducting ‘mass profiling’ and ‘citizen scoring’ of welfare and social care recipients to predict fraud and rent non-payments.

Derelict high streets could provide space for 500,000 homes

The government has been urged to turn the challenges of the pandemic into an opportunity to Britain’s high streets, communities and commercial centres.

Care leaders collaborate for future workforce strategy vision

Adult social care leaders have come together to offer a collective vision of what should be in a workforce strategy for the growing sector.

Nottinghamshire approves hybrid model of flexible working

Councillors have approved proposals which will see Nottinghamshire County Council staff move to a hybrid model of working from October.

Vulnerable supported through ‘Changing Futures’ programme

Eddie Hughes has announced that vulnerable people in communities across England will be given extra support through the Changing Futures programme.

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Event Diary

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.