The local election campaign is well under way – a busy time for us all!
The air quality crisis that is gripping our country, the fate of our struggling high streets and the major inequalities that many
of our communities suffer in health care, housing and job opportunities are just some of the things we discussed at our recent spring conference in York.
Bus services, if you can call them that, are in crisis across the country.
It is Children’s Mental Health Week from the 4-10 February. So it is timely that a recent report from a committee of MPs has found that only a third of children and young people with mental health conditions receive the treatment they need from the NHS.
How many times can the Government kick the can down the road when it comes to local government funding? It’s like death by a thousand cuts.
Children need adults to advocate on their behalf. Remember – they don’t vote, and sadly often feature low on the list of MPs’ post bag issues.
We’ve had the speech from the Prime Minister – now let’s see the borrowing cap gone for good.
“Many councils are being forced to cut early intervention work, which helps children avoid reaching crisis point”