CCN in the press: August 2017

CCN Latest News, CCN News 2017 | 05 September 2017

The County Councils Network had a busy August, securing national media warning over funding pressures on children’s services, and raising concerns over delayed transfers of care targets. In addition, the network was featured in the trade press, with articles ranging from CCN’s New Deal for Counties document, devolution, and Brexit.


The Independent: Councils forced overspend by £600m to protect vulnerable as cuts push services to ‘breaking point’

The MJ: Why counties can deliver the cash

Children and Young People Now: Children’s services spend tops £600m

Public Sector Executive: Leading in the challenging times ahead

The MJ: Is the county devolution door still open?

The Independent: Cash-strapped councils told to meet ‘undeliverable’ bed-blocking targets or have social care funding slashed

Health Service Journal: Jeremy Hunt urged to rethink ‘backwards’ DToC targets

Community Care: Delayed transfers of care: county councils struggle as government targets loom

The Planner: Waking the economy’s sleeping giants

Local Gov: Only one in ten MPs believe social care system is fit for purpose