Younger people stuck in care homes for older people

Research has shown that over 3,000 disabled people in England under the age of 65 are living in care homes for older people.

Oxford attempts to cut sugar consumption

Oxford City Council has announced that it will partner the Jamie Oliver Foundation and Good Food Oxford to become more Sugar Smart.

London and Manchester mayors seek end to police cuts

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, have urged the Chancellor to end the police funding crisis.

Hertfordshire signals next stage off libraries plans

Councillors in Hertfordshire have given the green light to the new priorities for the region’s libraries for 2018 - 2021.

Worcestershire continues investment into reducing congestion

Worcestershire County Council is investing millions of pounds into reducing traffic congestion in the county.

Cities seek segregated space for cycling

An assessment of cycling in cities has revealed that 78 per cent of people desire more protected bike routes on roads built to make cycling safer.

More should be done to help vulnerable in debt

The Money Advice Trust has said that more could be done for the vulnerable in debt.

56p of every £1 of council tax could go to social care

The LGA has warned that 56p in every £1 that people pay in council tax may have to be spent caring for children and adults by 2020.

Cardiff introduces smart parking in city

Cardiff Council has launched a parking app to assist motorists in the Welsh capital find real-time available spaces in the city.

Khan announces next stage of London's ULEZ

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the next stage of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone, to be introduced on 8 April 2019

New children’s mental health service in Cambridge

Peterborough City Council has overseen plans for a new service to support young people with their well-being and mental health.

Council seeks government assurance over fire safety costs

Lambeth Council has urged the government to commit funding for local authorities for fire safety work following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Majority who pay for social care won’t benefit from cost cap

Nine in 10 people who pay for their own care in England won’t benefit if the ‘cap’ on care costs goes ahead.

10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

One in ten council workers paid below living wage

New analysis has revealed that one in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage.

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