A five-year public health campaign to build a healthier food environment and protect children’s health has been launched in Northern Ireland.

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling for more support for unpaid carers following the publication of their white paper.

The number of skilled workers arriving in the UK has fallen by a quarter in six months due to the government’s visa crackdown, new research has found. 

The Environment Agency (EA) has set out what it is doing to reduce methane emissions in England in a new Methane Action Plan for 2024 to 2026.

Key services providing support to people with social care needs and learning disabilities have been brought under the direct control of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Young people who have been in care in London can now get free prescriptions, discounted travel and housing support as part of the Pan London Care Leavers Compact, a city-wide support offer launching today. 

Legislation for the introduction of a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) has passed the first stage in Parliament.

The Scottish government has released legislation to propose a ban on the sale and supply of single-use vapes by April 2025.

Care Home deaths fall to pre-pandemic levels

The number of deaths in UK care homes has dropped below pre-Covid levels for the first time, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Fit for the Future - the District Role in Health Wellbeing shows that engagement of just over 1 million of the inactive population of England in a prescribed leisure services programme could, over a ten year period, provide a direct saving to the NHS of £314 million for the cost of treatment.

MPs have said that the government was ‘complacent in preventing fraud’ in the 100 per cent taxpayer-guaranteed Bounceback Loan Scheme.

A Nuffield Health survey has indicated that as many as one in three adults believe their mental health has deteriorated over the past year.

MPs in Yorkshire, the Midlands and North East have been urged to vote against the government’s social care cap amendment.

The government should commit to a strategy to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings within 40 years, say MPs.

50 local authorities in some of the most deprived areas in England will receive enhanced funding to rebuild drug treatment services.

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