An emergency £1 billion should be made available to aid the social care crisis, ADASS have argued.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the continued underfunding of social care is making it ‘impossible’ for councils to fulfil their legal duties under the Care Act.

Westminster City Council is set to trial a pilot scheme which will see emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

The cost of dementia care will rise unless local environments are better planned to enable more independent living.

A new report shows that smoking is contributing to the social care crisis with £1.4 billion a year being spent as a result of smoking related illness.

A survey has highlighted how leading council figures have a lack of confidence in the government’s plans for health and social care.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £64 million of local transport funding to help people walk or cycle safely to work.

The Ministry of Justice has launched an internal inquiry into the mental health backgrounds of prisoners who committed suicide.

Many local authorities are not providing the information that families with disabled children need to access childcare.

Oxfordshire County Council (CC) has approved plans to stop funding for 14 out of 22 day care centres.

The UK government has reappointed consultancy firm Ricardo Energy & Environment as its National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory agency.

The LGA has warned that motorists trying to save money are putting lives at risk by buying dangerous second-hand tyres.

Glasgow City Council has pledged to provide at least 10 per cent of its workforce to helping mentor vulnerable children and young people.

Friends of the Earth Scotland has published a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets in 2016.

A freedom of information (FoI) request by charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has found that more than one in five councils are commissioning short 15-minute visits for personal care despite official warnings that such quick visits were unsafe.

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