£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Rough sleeping eradication plan revealed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has revealed a plan to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

LGA launches its adult social care paper

The LGA has launched a nationwide consultation on how to pay for adult social care and rescue care services from collapse.

Cap on care must be fully funded, warns county leaders

Social care must remain a local service and the government should ‘not be swayed’ by arguments to combine all of social care into the NHS.

Record high for severe obesity in 10 to 11-year-olds

Public Health England has reported that levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began

End of life care is not being prioritised

Local authorities have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population.

£4.5 million for social prescribing schemes

£4.5 million announced for programmes to refer NHS patients to local community services such as walking clubs, gardening or arts activities.

Proposals for school children to learn first aid

School children in England are to be taught first aid in a bid to give young people ‘the tools they need to be ready to thrive when they leave school’.

Brokenshire commits to review of  fire safety guidelines

James Brokenshire has said that he will be conducting a full-scale review of the building regulations fire safety guidance.

Referral and assessment 'lottery’ for autistic patients

The Liberal Democrats have revealed that children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment.

Older people living with unmet care needs rising

More older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need, with a 19 per cent increase seen in the last two years.

New law passed to protect vulnerable people in care

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill seeks to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care.

National taxation key to solving adult social care

89 per cent of councils believe that national taxation should be part of the financial solution to the adult social care crisis.

CQC launches ‘Learning from safety incidents’ resources

The CQC has published a new series of resources to help health and care organisations ensure the safety and well-being of people using their services.

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