Adult social care and health news
How older people are dancing to health
A pioneering project that helps with falls prevention in older people through dance is to be extended across the city thanks to a grant from Birmingham City Council.
£300,000 awarded to Birmingham for Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme
Birmingham has been announced as one of five Trailblazer Authorities that will lead innovative action in the local community to tackle childhood obesity as part of a three year programme.
Enablement service redesign business case withdrawn
A report on the council's Enablement Service went before Cabinet today (22 May), with members agreeing a series of recommendations including the withdrawal of a business case to redesign the service.
Enablement service update
A report setting out proposed improvements to the city council's enablement service is to go before cabinet
Working together to tackle domestic abuse
Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about why tackling domestic abuse is everyone’s business.
Rough sleeper count
Around 50 volunteers took part in last night’s annual count of rough sleepers, checking Birmingham city centre and areas across the city.
Health Secretary urged to release critical funds as winter approaches
Council leaders across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling on NHS England to release funds for essential social care services ahead of winter.