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Council Articles


Care firms cancel contracts with council

20th March 2017

An investigation has found care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils.

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Council cuts could lead to legal action

8th November 2016

Experts say council cuts to care in England are so severe families may take legal action.

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Councils failing to pay fair price for care

25th October 2016

Industry says nine out of 10 councils in the UK not paying a fair price to support older and disabled people in their own homes.

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Cuts to public health could fuel obesity rise in children

15th July 2016

Cuts to children's health services could cause a rise in childhood obesity according to senior health advocates.

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Council approve staff smoking ban

21st April 2016

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved plans to ban employees from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

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Wiltshire Council considering legal challenge

4th December 2015

Dispute over better care fund payments could see Wiltshire Council make a legal challenge against Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Two-thirds of requests for care are rejected

7th October 2015

Figures show local councils turn away two-thirds of older and disabled people in England.

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20% less spent on care compared to ten years ago

30th January 2015

Analysis by the BBC found councils are spending less on care for people aged 65 and over.

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Councils pay too little for home care

4th February 2014

A BBC investigation suggests most councils in England pay less than the industry recommended minimum.

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Mental health audit urged

17th December 2013

Local councils urged to carry out mental health audit in order to close the gap between mental and physical health of their communities.

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