A report conducted by Carers UK has advised that one in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they had not been educated on what process to take in key care situations, and because of a lack of local support.

The Times has reported that the number of children being adopted has fallen significantly for the first time in five years, despite record numbers being taken into care.

Cumbria County Council has launched Shared Lives Cumbria, a scheme which encourages host carers to provide care to adults in need of support.

Clive Betts, the chair of the community and local government select committee, has called for stricter regulations to compel restaurants to display food hygiene scores.

The Welsh government has launched a programme that will ensure every child up to the age of seven receives consistent and universal health services.

Smoking should be banned in all outdoor spaces, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has argued.

Former Conservative Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said that the NHS should get a ‘Brexit bonus’ of £5 billion a year.

Shetland Islands Council has been forced to move staff out of its headquarters in Lerwick due to structural concerns with the building.

The Liberal Democrats are prepared to raise taxes to fund an NHS ‘that meets the needs of everyone’, the party's annual conference will hear.

Smoking rates in England have fallen to the lowest on record, with the availability of e-cigarettes a likely reason for the drop.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has has called on the government to legally compel food manufacturers to include ‘traffic light’ nutrition labels on packages.

Powys Council cabinet has agreed to develop a new trading company to run 12 Bupa Care Ltd homes across the county, after its contract with the group expires in May.

The government has announced a £25 million housing and technology fund to help people with learning disabilities live independently.

Government-funded care for the elderly is becoming increasingly rationed, leaving growing numbers to fend for themselves, a review has suggested.

The Department of Health has announced a new £816 million investment to fund NHS research into mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance.

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