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.

Neighbourhood Networks set for funding boost in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board is set to agree multi-million pound funding to expand the works of the city’s Neighbourhood Networks.

New group to address issues of current and future parks

The government has launched a new Parks Action Group to help public parks meet the needs of communities now and in the future.

Fire safety advice from Hertfordshire services

The fire and rescue services from Hertfordshire County Council are offering businesses safety advice as part of UK Business Safety Week 2017.

Social care cuts considered in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is reported to be planning a £5.5 million cut to adult social care services.

Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening

Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.

85 per cent drop in new homes for vulnerable

Government plans have caused housing associations, who provide vital supported, sheltered and extra care housing, to slash plans to build new homes

£21m for Liverpool’s care home provision

Liverpool City Council is set to sign a £21 million deal with Shaw healthcare to build three new residential care homes for people with dementia.

Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

Authorities to improve voting for visually impaired

Changes will now enable local authorities to use records for those with vision impairments to support participation in electoral events.

Oxford sets out cycling statement of intent

Oxford City Council is set to install new signs on all 11 roads leading into the city centre, proclaiming Oxford as a cycling city.

Tobacco Control Plan to encourage smoke-free future

The government has set out an ambitious plan to create a generation of non-smokers in the next few decades.

Green Flag Award winners announced

To mark Love Parks Week, green charity Keep Britain Tidy have announced the latest winners of the Green Flag Awards.

Further cladding and insulation tests recommended

The government’s independent expert panel on safety has recommended further testing to be conducted to ensure the safety of their buildings.

Third of nursing homes in England failing on safety

While adult social services are improving, too many people across England are receiving care in care homes that is not good enough.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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