Due to the NHS facing the potential of a judicial review in relation to their general surgery pilot in the county, the Chair of the county’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee has suspended the work of a task and finish group looking into the subject.
This year a total of 6508 Gloucestershire children have been offered a primary school place for September, with 98 percent being offered a place at one of their preferred schools. 92 percent of pupils also received a place at their first preference school, which represents an increase of four percent on last year.
Gloucestershire County Council has received over three quarters of a million pounds from the Department of Education to improve speech, language and communication skills in young children before they start school.
At it’s next meeting (Wednesday 24 April), Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve plans to transform a former care home into accommodation to help young people develop the skills they need to live independently.
Remote controlled heating, smart doorbells and robotic hoovers are just some of the ways people can stay happy, healthy and independent for longer – and throughout April the county council is going to show just how.