West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

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The majority of NHS organisations and local authorities do not believe that full joint working towards STPs will be achieved in the next five years.

Government announces review into cycle safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has launched an urgent review into cycle safety, in light of a series of high profile incidents involving cyclists.

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Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.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

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