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£112m rough sleeping fund announced for councils

28.01.20: Government has announced £112m in funding for councils to support rough sleepers into accommodation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has today (Jan 28) set aside a £112m Rough Sleeping Initiative fund...

£2.4m funding to encourage schools to open up sports facilities all year round

27.01.20: Following the national drive to inspire 60 minutes of physical activity per day across the week, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced yesterday (Jan 26) a total of £2.4m in funding for better sports activities and teaching, p...

More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

22.01.20: The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding presented to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 bn, totalling £...

Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

22.01.20: Today (Jan 22) legislation was brought before Parliament to end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for crimes such as rape, manslaughter and GBH. Two separate Statutory Instruments are being debated, the Release of Priso...

High-tech support for pupils with special educational needs

22.01.20: Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Universities, science, research and innovation Minister Chris Skidmore spoke to...

Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set...

New autism hub opens in South Tyneside

14.01.20: South Tyneside Council is today (Jan 14) celebrating the opening of a brand-new autism hub in South Shields, aimed at better supporting local people with autism and their families. The new centre, based on Gordon Street in South Shields, wi...

£1.9m support increase for Greater Manchester apprenticeships

14.01.20: Small businesses across Greater Manchester have benefitted from boosts in apprenticeship opportunities thanks to a £1.9m support package. Since March 2019, when the #SeeDifferent Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Apprentice Support pac...

£3m fund to aid jobcentres supporting the homeless

13.01.20: New £3m funding will allow jobcentre staff to accompany outreach teams on the streets to speak to people sleeping rough, helping them to claim their benefits, find new work, secure stable accommodation and director them to additional suppo...

Up to £165m in funding announced for Troubled Families

06.01.20: Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP announced yesterday (Jan 5) that a funding pot of up to £165m will be made available to support families with deep rooted problems. Intensive support for some of the most vulnerable families in...

£4m funding to crack down on criminal landlords

03.01.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced today (3 Jan) that over 100 councils across England have been presented with a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents. Despite the majority of...

£80m Government funding into music hubs

03.01.20: Further investment by the Government in music hubs sees thousands more children being able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs. Additionally, charities that help young people learn about different genres of music will next...

Leicester City Council to pilot major air pollution study

20.12.19: Leicester City Council has announced (Dec 19) a major new project on local air pollution, studying locally-based fine particulate pollution (PM2.5).  It comes after the city council was awarded £250,000 from the Government, to be...

LGA responds to report on lack of social care

05.12.19: Age UK has today (Dec 5) published a report on the effect of a lack of social care, citing that it has resulted in 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between this election (Dec 12) and the previous one (June 8 2017). The report explains t...

£845k in charity grants supporting disabled people in London

05.12.19: One London charity has been awarded £248,000 in funding to develop accessibility in jobs and services for disabled people. City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, presented the money to Business Disab...

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