One and a half million older people have ‘unmet care needs,’ charity warns
The number of older people with unmet care needs stands at one and a half million, a charity has said.
Mayor welcomes British Steel rescue deal
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has described a rescue deal for the manufacturer British Steel as ‘wonderful’.
Emergency Bellwin scheme activated in response to flooding
Councils will be able to apply to be reimbursed for costs incurred as part of their response to the heavy rainfall that has hit in recent days.
Stoke-on-Trent given three months to improve ‘inadequate’ children’s services
Education secretary Gavin Williamson has given Stoke-on-Trent City Council three months to establish a partnership with another council to deliver children’s social care.
Welsh Government announces £500,000 a year for digital officer
Local authority leaders in Wales have welcomed an announcement that the Welsh Government will pay £500,000 per year towards the cost of a local government digital officer.
NHS study reveals ‘growing’ pressure on social care sector
Charity calls for ‘urgent solution’ to the care crisis as study reveals councils received two million new requests for adult social care support last year.
Commissioner appointed to take control of Northants’ children’s services
The Government has appointed a new commissioner to head up Northamptonshire CC’s struggling children’s services.
Welfare provision ‘overly centralised’ London council chiefs say
A new report from the cross-party organisation London Councils has criticised the current approach to welfare provision, describing it as ‘overly centralised’.
Queen's speech: Whitehall to ‘implement’ new building safety standards
The Government plans to ‘implement new building safety standards’ in order to prevent a repeat of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, according to the Queen’s speech.
Caerphilly chief executive fired for ‘unlawful’ pay rises
The chief executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council has been sacked after a six year suspension over ‘unlawful’ pay rises.
70% decrease in youth services funding
Local youth services have been hit by a nearly 70% decrease in funding in a decade, young people's charity YMCA has found.
Call for views on financial reporting
The Government has called on the sector to feed into a review on the quality of the financial reporting of local authorities in England.
Johnson in devolution pledge
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to give more power to people and businesses in the North.
'Damning' increase in homelessness
The number of households that are homeless or at risk of homelessness has increased by more than 10%, according to figures published today.
Social care sector faces 'disastrous' staffing black hole
A care workers' trade union has warned of a 'disastrous' staffing black hole in England as research showed there are tens of thousands of vacant posts.
Charity calls for re-investment in public health grant
A new study of health and social care spending has found that the Government focuses too much on acute services rather than investing in long-term preventative measures.
High Court overturns election result
Swindon Council has welcomed a High Court decision to overturn an election in which the wrong candidate was elected as a councillor.
Resignations in support of referendum
Two Sheffield City Council cabinet members, including the deputy leader, and four cabinet assistants have resigned in support of radically overhauling the way the council does business.
Commissioner appointed to oversee council’s inadequate children’s services
The Government has appointed a commissioner to improve Medway Council’s children’s services after Ofsted rated them inadequate.
Labour announces plans to ‘revive’ high street
A Labour Government would give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets,’ the party has said.