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Calls for urgent investment in mental health recovery

07/08/2020
Investment in mental health is crucial to seeing the country through the next phases of the pandemic, a new report has said today.

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Adult specialist care 'robust' in face of pandemic

31/07/2020

Adult specialist care has ‘stood up well’ to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found today.

Counties warn oversight of social care must remain with councils

30/07/2020

County councils have warned against a ‘knee-jerk’ centralisation of the social care system in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

Pandemic leaves one in five teenagers unhappy with their lives

30/07/2020

More than a million teenagers are unhappy with their lives, according to new research looking at the impact lockdown has had on well-being.

National Food Strategy calls for more free school meals

29/07/2020

Free school dinners should be extended to every child where their parent or guardian is receiving Universal Credit, a report has recommended today.

Calls for a social care 'reset'

27/07/2020

Social care must not return to the way it was before the pandemic, a coalition of councils, charities and health and care organisations have warned.

Councils call for public health funding to avert obesity crisis

27/07/2020

Council leaders have warned that the Government must reverse public health funding cuts in order for any new obesity strategy to be successful.

Thousands of people 'wiped out' by care bills, charity warns

24/07/2020

Fourteen people a day are being wiped out financially by care bills, new research has revealed today.

Millions more people to be offered free flu vaccine

24/07/2020

More than 30 million people in England will be offered a free flu vaccination in a bid to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Luton takes steps to avoid a local lockdown

23/07/2020

Luton Borough Council has urged residents to get tested for coronavirus after a rise in infections rates in the area.

New guidance to allow care homes to open to visitors

23/07/2020

Public health directors will start to assess care homes to see if they can re-open for visits from family and friends, under new government guidance.

Councils call for action to ensure smoke-free pavements

20/07/2020

Councils have called for pavements outside pubs, bars and cafes to be smoke-free.

Funding to help discharge people with learning disabilities from hospital

16/07/2020

Councils have been awarded £62m to help accelerate the discharge of people with learning disabilities and/or autism from mental health hospitals.

A million smokers quit during pandemic

15/07/2020

More than a million smokers have quit the habit since the start of the coronavirus crisis, figures have revealed today.

Immigration plans branded an 'embarrassing shambles'

14/07/2020

The Government’s latest plans for post-Brexit immigration rules have been branded an ‘embarrassing shambles’ after they failed to include care workers.

Third of social workers looking to quit profession, survey reveals

10/07/2020

A third of social workers are are thinking of leaving the profession putting the system at risk of collapse, new research has warned.

Local areas to get extra support to strengthen SEND services

10/07/2020

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) will visit local areas to help them improve their SEND services following the disruption caused by COVID-19.

New support for 'unseen' vulnerable children

09/07/2020

A new service to help vulnerable children and young people who don't meet usual social care thresholds has been launched by a coalition of charities.

Government 'failed to prepare' on PPE, say MPs

08/07/2020

The Government has failed to ensure there is enough personal protective equipment (PPE) in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, a watchdog has warned today.

ADCS president calls for welfare overhaul

08/07/2020

The impact of the pandemic on children’s futures must not be underestimated, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

Less than one in seven people are now smokers, data reveals

08/07/2020

The number of smokers in the UK has fallen from 14.7% in 2018 to 14.1% in 2019, according to official figures.

Coronavirus could create a ‘lost generation’ of vulnerable teenagers

07/07/2020

Thousands of vulnerable teenagers are at risk of falling through gaps in the school and social care systems, the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned today.

Care chiefs reject Boris' COVID claims

07/07/2020

Care chiefs have rejected claims by Boris Johnson that it was their lack of vigilance that led to a high number of coronavirus deaths in care homes.

Councils in local virus data call

03/07/2020

Councils have called for the Government to go further after it finally started to publish more coronavirus testing data.

Vulnerable people still struggling to get basic food, report warns

02/07/2020

More than a quarter of vulnerable people are still struggling to access basic goods and essential groceries, new research has found.

Local public health teams should manage contact tracing, poll reveals

02/07/2020

Two-thirds of the public want local public health teams to be in charge of the contact tracing system, a new poll has revealed.

Thousands of children 'at risk' when EU Settlement closes, report warns

01/07/2020

Thousands of children are at risk of being left in 'legal limbo' when the EU Settlement Scheme closes next year, a report has warned today.

Give councils the tools to incentivise retirement communities, says report

30/06/2020

Retirement communities could play a major part in addressing the adult social care funding crisis and keep people out of hospital for longer, a new report has argued.

Hand health powers to elected mayors, says report

23/06/2020

Health powers should be handed to elected mayors as part of a ‘rejuvenated and fortified wave of devolution,’ a think-tank report has suggested.

Charity declares ‘state of emergency’ in foster care

23/06/2020

A children’s charity has warned that the number of children needing foster care has increased by 44% during the pandemic.

Saliva coronavirus test to be trialled in Southampton

22/06/2020

Southampton City Council will be piloting a new ‘no-swab’ saliva test for coronavirus.

Khan calls for face masks to be mandatory

19/06/2020

Mayor of London yesterday called on the Government to make the wearing of face coverings mandatory for customers in shops and other confined public spaces.

Social care is running out of cash, experts warn

18/06/2020

Social care could run out of money to deal with the fallout of the coronavirus crisis by the end of the summer unless the Government steps in with more cash.

Unpaid carers ‘pushed’ into using food banks

17/06/2020

Unpaid carers are twice as likely as the general public to have relied on a food bank during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to charity.

Care home deaths drop but council chiefs still ‘seriously’ concerned

17/06/2020

Council chiefs welcome decrease in the number of Covid-related care home deaths but warn that it is ‘seriously concerning’ that the death rate remains so high.

Racism raises the risk from COVID-19 for minorities

17/06/2020

Racism has raised the risk of people from black and ethnic minority communities developing COVID-19 and dying from the disease, says an official report.

Disabled women ‘disproportionately hit’ by lockdown

16/06/2020

The lockdown has hit disabled women particularly hard with many fearing missing out on medicine and struggling to get access to food, a new study has revealed.

Covid-19 recovery will ‘pile on pressure’ for families, report warns

16/06/2020

A report released today reveals concerns about the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on vulnerable children and families.

Union urges Government to tackle Covid-19 pay deductions

15/06/2020

The Government must tackle care worker Covid-19 pay deductions to stop hardship and control virus spread, says Unison.

IFS exposes impact of COVID-19 on different areas

15/06/2020

The balance of protecting public health and returning to economic activity varies from one area to the next, research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Care homes were an ‘afterthought’ during pandemic, watchdog warns

12/06/2020

A new report has warned that around 25,000 people were discharged from hospital into a care home without being tested for coronavirus at the height of the pandemic.

Older carers ‘forgotten’ by care system says charity

12/06/2020

Older carers have been ‘forgotten’ by authorities despite them bearing the brunt of the pandemic, a charity has warned today.

Care is 'not out of the woods' as winter comes, says ADASS

11/06/2020

Social care directors have warned they will need significantly more funding, more PPE and more influence on NHS England’s decision making, to help cope with COVID-19 as we head towards winter.

Launch of coronavirus social care taskforce

09/06/2020

The Government has announced a new social care taskforce to help the sector through the coronavirus crisis.

Care home residents facing 'coronavirus bill'

08/06/2020

Some care home residents have been forced to pay a 'coronavirus bill’ of up to £100 a week by their provider, a charity has warned.

Middlesbrough to keep control of its children's services

05/06/2020

Middlesbrough Council will be allowed to keep control of its 'inadequate' children's services to allow further improvements to be made.

Adult care coronavirus costs to reach £6.6bn by autumn

05/06/2020

The majority of the extra financial pressure is being borne by local government, according to new research.

Contact tracing app could leave ‘many behind’ charity warns

03/06/2020

The government's contact tracing app could exacerbate existing health inequalities, a charity has warned today.

Alliance calls to extend gambling harm protections after lockdown

02/06/2020

Measures to protect people from gambling harm should be extended beyond the lockdown, the Gambling Health Alliance (GHA) has said.

Funding boost for local mental health projects

01/06/2020

The Government has awarded £5m funding to help community projects support people with their mental health during the pandemic.

Directors warn of 'deep concerns' over care funding

01/06/2020

Adult social care directors have ‘deep concerns’ about the Infection Control Fund which is being rolled out to support care providers.

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Shared Lives in health

Personalised care must be high on the agenda as we look to create a stronger, kinder and more connected society, writes Alex Fox OBE.
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