Councils selling thousands of public buildings each year

Councils are selling off over 4,000 public buildings and spaces every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years.

Care providers deprived of necessary funding

The Independent Care Group has said that social care has again been deprived of the lifeline it needs as the NHS receives £20 billion.

City of York Council plans for libraries future

The City of York Council is to consider proposals for the future development of its libraries and archives amongst budget pressures.

£2.7 million broadband boost for Nottinghamshire

Rural Nottinghamshire is set to benefit from better broadband, after the council awarded a £2.7 million digital infrastructure contract to Openreach.

Better mental health support for children in care

Up to 10 pilots across the country will trial new high quality mental health assessments for children in care.

Further £1.3m boost for cycle improvements in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has successfully bid for £1.3 million of funding to implement new safety measures to benefit cyclists and pedestrians.

Report confirms crisis in children’s social care

The Care Crisis Review has claimed that the children’s care sector is overstretched and overwhelmed.

133,000 business rates appeals remain unresolved from 2010

The LGA has revealed over 133,000 businesses are still waiting for an appeal of their business rates valuation from 2010 to be resolved.

Public support increase in social care spending

New polling for the NHS Confederation finds that over 80 per cent of the public support a 3.9 per cent increase in social care spending.

Councils spend £100m on safety work following Grenfell

London councils have spent nearly £100 million on building safety measures since the Grenfell Tower fire 12 months ago.

Knowsley’s new leader says parks won’t be sold

The new leader of Knowsley Council has confirmed that he intends to drop the proposals to sell 10 per cent of the borough’s parks.

Adult social care services close to collapsing

Senior council officials have warned that adult social care services in England are on the brink of collapse in some regions.

Gaps in provision for millions of children in care

Almost half of the entire £8.6 billion children’s services budget in England is now spent on 73,000 children in the care system.

£30 million immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

Right to Buy replacement will be lost in just five years

Councils warn that ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reforms.

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