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Scheme launched for recipients of free school meals

31.03.20:  A new voucher scheme has been launched today (Mar 31) to protect families unable to claim their free school meals during school closures. The national voucher scheme will provide every child, eligible for free school meals, a weekly s...

£2m fund opens for farmers affected by flooding

06.01.20: Following the heavy floods back in November a £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property has opened today (6 Jan) for applications. Last year the government confirmed that it would extend its...

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...

£1m Arts Council bid put forward by West Cumbrian Councils

16.12.19: Allerdale and Copeland community groups have been presented with the opportunity to help form a bid to bring more than £1m of Arts Council funding to the area. Creative People and Places ethos is about more people choosing, creating a...

£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...

Queen’s University Belfast receives £1.25m to develop prostate cancer treatment

19.11.19: Queen’s University Belfast and The University of Manchester have been awarded £1.25m by Prostate Cancer UK and Movember to continue advancing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre for Excellence. ...

1 in 3 adults were in a collision or near miss on the road in the past year

18.11.19: Road safety charity Brake has revealed new research that nearly a third of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year. The findings from a survey of 2,000, has been published to highlight the lev...

Border Force and Metropolitan Police operation highly commended at ‘World Class Policing Awards’

18.11.19: Operation Limelight focuses on raising awareness of forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) at the border and safeguarding potential victims. This summer, Operation Limelight focused solely on flights between the UK and destinat...

Bath and North East Somerset Council supporting HIV awareness campaign

08.11.19: Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Public Health team is supporting AgeUK’s campaign to raise awareness of the rising rate of HIV in the over 50s. There are currently more than 100 people living with HIV across Bath and Nort...

Outdoor workers at risk of air pollution according to new research

23.10.19: British Safety Council has responded to research from King’s College London which illustrates a direct link between air pollution and health emergencies. They are now calling for more work needed on the effects of exposure on outdoor...

Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

22.10.19: A Rough Sleeping grant of £1.9m has today (Oct 22) been awarded to 6 projects involving partnerships between Local Authorities (LAs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The government funding will go towards testing models that...

Government to protect domestic abuse survivors with local council support

21.10.19: Local councils to provide life-saving support to domestic abuse survivors thanks to new legal duty announced by Government. From next year, every council in England will have a legal requirement to support individuals who have endured domes...

Billingham Railway station to receive £2m for disabled access

21.10.19: Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has announced a £1m investment to help add disabled access to Billingham Railway Station. The station, built in the 1960’s, is currently the only railway station in the Tees Valley with no disable...

The Health Foundation calls for government overhaul for a healthy society

16.10.19: The Health Foundation has today (Oct 16) urged government to consider policy changes to housing, transport and education after new report shows a risk to the future of young people. The report, A heathy foundation for the future, calls for...

Government announces £2m fund to tackle loneliness

15.10.19: A new £2m fund will be made available to organisations dealing with the loneliness issue across the country, the Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran announced today (Oct 15) Organisations that are at the ‘frontline&rsquo...

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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