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Ep. 26 Caring for this generation of young people - Martina Kane

12.08.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Martina Kane, Policy and Engagement Manager, at The Heath Foundation. She is calling for young people’s future health to be taken seriously by eliminating stress and unc...

LGA praises councils, backs call for further support for social care

11.08.20: In response to a recent report calling for more support for carers and further investment and reform of adult social care, the Local Government Association (LGA) has praised the efforts of councils so far and backed the calls for additional supp...

Local authorities to benefit from dedicated contact tracing

11.08.20: Local authorities are set to benefit from more localised contact tracing as NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England extended their partnership with local public health efforts, with the aim of reach more people testing positive for cor...

LGA calls for urgent investment into mental health for councils

07.08.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a joint report today with the Centre for Mental Health, calling for urgent investment into mental health recovery in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This should come in the form of fundin...

Extra £22.7m in funding for adult social care providers

03.08.20: Welsh Health and Social Services Minster Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in additional funding today (Aug 3) for adult social care providers. The funding will add to the £40m made available to local authorities in April for...

Prime Minister launches £2bn cycling and walking revolution

28.07.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is launching a £2bn cycling and walking ‘revolution’ today (July 28) including thousands of miles of new bike lanes, cycle training and prescription bikes. It comes shortly after the launch of...

Local Government Association: Social care needs a reset

27.07.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for a social care reset today (July 27) after reflection on the Prime Minister’s pledge to “fix social care” one year ago. The representative body has urged Government to p...

Prime Minister gives local authorities more powers for local lockdowns

17.07.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced in his statement on Coronavirus today (July 17) that local authorities will have new powers to enforce measures to limit the spread of the virus in their area. From tomorrow (July 18), local counci...

£62m for local councils to discharge people with learning disabilities or autism

16.07.20: The Department for Health and Social Care has announced a £62m package today (July 16) to help local councils to discharge people with learning disabilities or autism from hospitals into the community. Secretary Matt Hancock has calle...

Ep. 21 - Isle of Wight fighting Covid-19 with the digital edge - Dave Stewart

10.07.20: This week, Leader of Isle of Wight Council, Dave Stewart, Joined host Emily Rodgers on the Public Sector Voices podcast. The Island has received national attention throughout the coronavirus crisis for piloting the Government’s controversi...

Kent County Council to provide 2,000 videophones to vulnerable residents

09.07.20: Kent County Council is rolling out around 2,000 videophone systems to help elderly or vulnerable residents to access digital support and solutions. It comes in the form of a £1.5m contract and will connect digitally disadvantaged resi...

West Midlands partnership launched to reduce road injuries by 40%

07.07.20: A partnership between Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), local councils and the emergency services aims to cut the number of injuries on roads by 40%. The West Midlands Regional Road Safety Strategi...

Extra £105m on interim housing for rough sleepers

24.06.20: New funding from the Treasury announced by Ministers today (June 23) will provide interim housing for 15,000 rough sleepers during the pandemic. An additional £105m will be made available to support vulnerable people or those at risk...

PHE publishes report on impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

17.06.20: Public Health England published a report yesterday (June 16) on the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as strategies for addressing inequalities going forward. The report, titled 'Beyond the d...

Health Foundation reveals shift in attitude on role of the state

16.06.20: New research published by the Health Foundation yesterday (June 16) shows that public opinion of the role of the state has shifted since the Covid-19 pandemic. Polls and surveys have uncovered new data on the public showing that there has b...

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Ep. 26 Caring for this generation of young people - Martina Kane

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On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Martina Kane, Policy and Engagement Manager, at The Heath Foundation. She i... more >

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