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.

More fully-electric bus routes in London

Sadiq Khan and TfL have announced three more electric-only bus routes to help tackle the capital’s toxic air.

Health and social care needs urgent ‘reboot’

Integrating health and social care should not be held back by issues of funding and instead needs an urgent ‘reboot’, according to a new report.

Mayor launches initiative to improve London’s mental health

The Mayor of London has launched Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.

300 Scottish tower blocks without sprinklers

It has been revealed that more than 300 high-rise buildings across Scotland do not have potentially life-saving sprinkler systems.

Cut air pollution in ‘no idling' zones

NICE and Public Health England are urging for ‘no vehicle idling’ zones to be enforced by local authorities.

New cycling plan for Leeds launched

Leeds City Council and its partners have launched a new cycling plan for the city to improve cycling infrastructure and accessibility.

Martin Duggan, general manager of the FIA

The Fire Industry Association officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at the recent FIREX event in London.

Extra funding will not prevent social care cuts

Damaging cuts to UK social care will continue this year despite the government investing an extra £1 billion to halt the deterioration in services.

Corbyn to challenge public sector pay cap

The Labour Party will table an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the one per cent public sector pay cap to end.

Cladding in Camden to be removed

Camden Council will remove cladding from five of its blocks, after reviewing fire safety on its buildings after the Grenfell Tower fire.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

Government will cover costs of fire safety work

The Guardian is reporting that councils will be fully reimbursed for any building work carried out on tower blocks.

Residential care system ‘failing’ the elderly

Care workers are compromising the dignity and well-being of the people they look after, a new survey has found.

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