The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a statement urging people not to make appointments to see their GP unnecessarily, over coughs and colds and to instead consider pharmacies or NHS websites for help.

The deepening crisis in adult social care is likely to cause council overspends of almost £500 million, a new survey has projected.

The LGA is urging the government to devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to councils.

The number of children who are homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas will hit an eight-year year high of more than 120,000.

The government is set to launch a new £20 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse.

A report by the IPPR has unveiled a radical new plan to help the Mayor and government radically cut air pollution and boost Londoners health.

Two thirds of people believe a greater share of the total health budget should be spent on care for the elderly and disabled provided by councils.

City of York Council will create a Safe Haven to provide a place of ‘out of hours’ safety for those at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

The government is set to review fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), machines which are common on high streets, and take a closer look at children’s access to gambling.

The UK Home Care Association (UKHCA) has outlined that nine out of 10 UK local authorities are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their homes.

Hull City Council is considering a move to add fluoride to tap water as part of an attempt to reduce the tooth decay in the city.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said the sugar levy on soft drinks should be administered by councils who would be better positioned to work with schools and communities to fight childhood obesity.

The first ever recipients of the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation funding have been announced.

A new consultation has been launched on how best to introduce Clean Air Zones in key cities as part of plans to improve air quality.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has raised safety concerns about two thirds of A&E units in England, claiming the drop in standards is partly due to underfunding of council care services, leading to overcrowding in hospitals.

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