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Local authorities to receive extra £300m for test and trace services

22.05.20: Local Authorities in England will be supported with an additional £300m in funding to help roll out the new test and trace service. The Department of Health and Social Care announced today (May 22) that local authorities will be &lsqu...

London boroughs to secure 48 million items of PPE

20.05.20: A pan-London partnership to secure emergency personal protective equipment (PPE) for care homes is expected to deliver more than 48 million PPE items. The new agreement came yesterday (May 19) to step up for care homes and other local front...

£37m to support children with complex needs and their families

19.05.20: A £37m settlement has been announced today (May 19) by the Department of Education to support children with complex needs in 2020-21. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are set to benefit from £37.3m of dir...

Welsh Gov £5m funding for mental health in schools now for under 11s

18.05.20: To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week today (May 18), the Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams and Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, have announced £3.75m in mental health funding. The focus...

London Councils ask public to help keep green spaces open

14.05.20: London Councils, which represents the Capital’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, has asked residents to work with them and their local authorities to ensure parks and green spaces are kept open. In line with new Government advice t...

PM announces £600m for infection control in care homes

14.05.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an extra £600m for care homes during Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) yesterday (May 13). It came with specific reference to infection control in care homes, in response to claims from...

Council crackdown to see fines issued for car idling

12.05.20: Lambeth Council has announced it will start issuing fines to drivers who leave they engine running whilst stationary. A £20 fine has been introduced by the local authority to crack down on harmful car idling, as well as the launch of...

County Councils to receive extra £1.1m to support children in care

11.05.20: Norfolk County Council has announced today (May 11) that it is due to receive a funding package of an additional £1.1m from the Department for Education (DfE) to further support its work with young people in care and their families. T...

Covid-19 testing available for council workers

01.05.20: In a letter written to councils in England, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has thanked the work of local councils and outlined that testing is available for their staff. The letter, written today (May 1), thanks council workers for th...

Councils urge Government for funding clarity as care costs rise

28.04.20: The County Councils Network (CCN) has urged the Government today (Apr 28) to be clearer on the amount of funding individual authorities will receive from the latest £1.6bn of emergency funding. It comes as analysis reveals that the coronav...

NALC commends England's local councils during coronavirus

28.04.20: 10,000 local councils across England have stepped up to support their communities through the coronavirus crisis. The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has commended England’s 10,000 local councils for their vital role dur...

New national recruitment campaign for adult social care launched

23.04.20: A national effort to recruit social care workers has been made today as part of a new campaign launched by the Department of Health and Social care. The campaign ‘Care for Others. Make a Difference’ aims to inspire the public to...

Council and NHS partnership opens coronavirus test centre

22.04.20: A partnership between Manchester City Council and the NHS has seen a new coronavirus testing facility open at the Etihad Campus in Manchester. The drive-through testing centre, which opened Monday (Apr 20), is for frontline NHS staff, care...

Mayor Dan Jarvis makes PPE plea to industry

21.04.20: Metro Mayor Dan Jarvis, of the Sheffield City Region has called on industry to work together in making ‘life-saving’ medical equipment in response to the coronavirus crisis. Businesses in South Yorkshire are being asked to turn...

Online learning boosted by major new support package

20.04.20: The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson announced yesterday (Apr 19) that disadvantaged children across England will receive laptops and tablets to support remote education during the coronavirus crisis. Children in the most vital stages...

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Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

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East Midlands £2.6bn transport plan to boost HS2 links at Toton

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Source: PSE Feb/March 20 Stephen Bahooshy, Senior Commissioning Manager and Nicky Selwyn, Carer and Service User Group Chair, Croydon Council.   Here it is, that age old question: What came first, the bad customer or the bad ... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

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