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Health, public health and social care in the UK – April 2018 roundup

LGiU Scotland have forthcoming briefings on public health and integrated joint boards. This briefing provides some useful, up-to-date UK-wide background and context that will be of interest to Scottish readers, especially to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

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PIP and ESA Assessments: Work and Pensions Committee Reports

The Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions has produced two reports on the assessment process for PIP and EAS. The Committee's inquiry prompted an unprecedented response from the public, much of it reporting on individual experiences.

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Sport England Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs)

Twelve Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) areas, described here, will receive an investment of up to £100 million over the next four years to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy Sporting Future.

England & Wales
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Free School Meals and Universal Credit – update

Hitherto, the introduction of Universal Credit has not affected the eligibility of Free School Meals, and other child related benefits such as access to childcare benefits. The Government will integrate these benefits into Universal Credit over the period up to 2022. The Government's plans for Free School Meals has become a heavily contested issue in…

England & Wales
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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Act received Royal Assent in April 2017 and will commence in April 2018. The Act places a new duty on local authorities to help prevent the homelessness of all families and single people, regardless of priority need, who are eligible for assistance and threatened with homelessness.

England & Wales
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DfE commissioned Foster Care Review

There are 50,000 children in England in foster care at any point in time. Foster carers are selected by local government which assesses the children and funds the places. DfE has published a review of foster care. Proposals include: giving a greater voice in decision-making to the foster child; allowing foster carers to act more…

England & Wales