Survey highlights adopted families crisis

A new survey has revealed that over a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, facing serious challenges affecting the wider family.

£100,000 boost for electric vehicles in Portsmouth

Electric vehicle charging points are planned to be available in residential streets in Portsmouth.

Digital transformation helps councils collect council tax

A digital transformation programme for two councils has helped result in millions of pounds in council tax being recouped.

Councils seek health precept to meet care demands

The government should allow district councils to introduce a new two per cent prevention precept on council tax to invest further in prevention services.

Cumbria on track for waste recycling targets

Latest performance figures have revealed that Cumbria County Council is on track to meet its waste recycling and composting targets.

Addiction budget cuts ‘failing the most vulnerable’

Jonathan Ashworth has warned that government plans to cut £43 million from addiction budgets is ‘failing the most vulnerable’ in society.

Councils should have closer relationship with HAs

Local authorities and housing associations need to have a closer relationship if the UK is to meet increasing housing needs.

Analysis highlights managerial gender pay gap

New research has found that females in managerial positions in the UK earn nearly £12,000 less on average than their male counterparts.

Welsh councils urge for an end to cuts

The Welsh Local Government Association and Wales Public Services 2025 have called for an end to the ‘relentless cuts to public services’.

Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

Respect for Social Work campaign launched

Two leading social care associations have launched a campaign to stem the damaging levels of stress within the sector and halt a staff exodus.

Midlands shared solutions to save on library costs

Black Country Libraries in Partnership has signed a deal for a new library management system across four local authorities.

Devon improves sign language communications

Devon County Council has introduced a new way for users of British Sign Language to contact them via a Video Relay Service.

Improve youth offending institutions’ safety, say councils

The government should take action to ensure children and young people detained in youth offending institutions and secure training centres are safe.

West Midlands urges for winter fund release

West Midlands council leaders have urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.

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