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North Yorkshire County Council has become the first authority to receive an ‘outstanding’ grade in every category under the new social care inspection framework.
Over 70% of young carers feel lonely during the summer and lose an entire week of their holiday looking after a loved one, a survey has revealed.
Local government leaders have proposed a series of tax increases as ‘possible solutions’ to paying for adult social care over the long-term.
Doctors should consider seeing whole families at the same time, according to a new report that shows children's well-being is affected by the state of their parents' health.
Breastfeeding campaigners have warned mothers are facing a postcode lottery after research found 44% of councils have reduced or closed down their local support services.
The introduction of an un-costed cap on social care would have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for local services, county council leaders have warned.
The Government’s green paper on children's mental health ‘doesn’t go far enough’ in tackling the challenges many young people are facing, local government leaders warn.
Local authorities have been told to prepare their areas for the impact of climate change as experts predict heat-related deaths will treble by 2050.
Healthcare data specialists have called for a reappraisal of the ‘care home crisis’ after discovering care homes have more capacity than was thought.
Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 and 11 have reached the ‘highest point’ since records began, public health body warns.