Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Lancashire council to train locals in lifesaving CPR

Lancashire CC has teamed up with BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Ambulance Service to train 2,500 local people in CPR and defibrillator use.

Majority want long-term social care funding inclusion

85 per cent of health leaders believe that the long-term funding settlement recently announced by the Prime Minister should include both the NHS and social care.

New strategy to tackle dementia in Lancashire

A new Dementia Friendly Lancashire strategy has outlined how the Lancashire County Council will address dementia between 2018 and 2023.

Sugar Tax will encourage half of Brits to cut back

New research has shown that 47 per cent of Brits say that taxing unhealthy food and drinks will encourage them to cut down on these items.

Extent of child tooth decay revealed

New Public Health England data has revealed that a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay.

Improve quality of footpaths to boost activity

NICE has encouraged councils to improve routes for pedestrians and cyclists to enable people to be more physically active.

NHS to work with councils to improve ‘housing health’

In a bid to save money and reduce hospital visits, the NHS is to work alongside councils to improve health through better housing.

Cardiff checks on cladding expose fire safety issues

Extra fire safety checks on Cardiff Council's high-rise blocks of flats have revealed that some cladding systems do not meet current standards.

Hospital admissions for terminally ill costing NHS £2.5 billion

Marie Curie has reported that the NHS is struggling to cope with A&E admissions of people who are in the last year of their lives.

Individual costs for social care to be capped

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that any new system of funding social care will be capped and pledged further support for struggling councils.

Greater Manchester named UK’s first age-friendly city region

The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region as it launches an age-friendly strategy.

Elderly falls set to cause 1,000 admissions a day

The LGA has warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.