Child protection plans witness steep increase

The number of children supported through a child protection plan has undergone the biggest annual increase in four years.

Majority unprepared for costs of adult social care

The overwhelming majority of people have not made any plans for how they will pay for adult social care in older age.

New scheme to help young people leaving care

A landmark government scheme will see see leading businesses support care leavers to raise their career aspirations.

Satellite data to help public sector overcome challenges

Government departments, emergency services and local authorities will gain free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain.

Fears of maintained nursery schools closures

Thousands of SEND children could lose daily support unless the government continues to provide extra funding for maintained nursery schools.

Newcastle launches online budget simulator

To help it deal with its budget dilemmas, Newcastle City Council has launched an online budget simulator to tackle £20 million of cuts.

Majority of English councils using public cloud services

80 per cent English councils are now using public cloud services to some extent, although stumbling blocks are still preventing optimum use.

Public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisis

The Alzheimer’s Society has warned that the general public are unaware of the costs of dementia care, with many believing it is free on the NHS.

£1bn plan to build 11,000 new London council homes

Sadiq Khan has agreed plans with 26 London boroughs to build 11,000 new council homes at social rent levels over the next four years.

£3.2bn a year to reverse public health cuts

£3.2 billion a year is required to reverse the impact of public health cuts and ensure that funding is re-allocated according to need.

Greater powers needed for cities and mayoral regions

A first meeting of cities and regions has resulted in reignited calls for further devolution away from Westminster as Brexit becomes a reality.

Coalition campaigns for improved children services

A number of unions and children’s organisations have urged the government to prioritise children in the government's spending decisions.

1.8 million new requests for adult social care last year

NHS Digital has revealed that local authorities received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care support in 2017-18.

Leeds welcomes 51 additional electric vans to fleet

Leeds City Council has begun to replace its existing fleet with 51 electric Nissan E-NV200 vans, creating a total EV fleet of 95 vehicles.

China recycling restrictions hitting UK councils

Fifth of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year.

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