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County councils are warning the basic ‘core offer’ of local services could become the norm unless the Government provides councils with additional resources.
Theresa May has signed off on a deal that will bring hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment into the South East of Scotland.
Local government leaders have proposed a series of tax increases as ‘possible solutions’ to paying for adult social care over the long-term.
Funding to tackle violence among young people is to be doubled as part of the Government's 'public health' approach to combatting crime.
Northamptonshire CC used over £8m of ring-fenced public health grant funding for activities that did not meet the grant conditions, auditors conclude.
The introduction of an un-costed cap on social care would have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for local services, county council leaders have warned.
The Government has invested nearly £4.5m into programmes to refer patients to community services such as walking clubs or arts activities.
Local authority leaders have welcomed new figures that reveal a marked improvement in children’s services but warn many are ‘pushed to the brink’ by cuts.
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new ‘challenge fund’ to help more people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work.
The Government has announced £250,000 will be provided to help national youth groups ‘unlock’ the full potential of youngsters.