Only seven per cent of UK homes meet basic national accessibility requirements, a report by the Centre for Ageing Better revealed this month.
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A new survey, carried out by ComRes on behalf of the LGA, has found that the overwhelming majority of MPs (84 per cent) and Peers (76 per cent) believe additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to help tackle the funding crisis facing services.
Independents took the honours during this year’s party conference season. A further three gains go into the wins column, which now stands at 18 set against nine losses since the last General Election
The Government has unveiled a new cross-party strategy to tackle loneliness, described by the Prime Minister as “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.
Lack of revenue funding and uncertainty over current levels of funding are the main barriers to councils investing in sustainable travel, an LGA survey has revealed.
At least a fifth (20 per cent) of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year.