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Family Hubs

Building on the established family centres providing targeted services and the universal services provided by children’s centres, the UK Government for England has encouraged the development of Family Hubs by local government. This briefing looks at the ideas behind Family Hubs, their current development and what might happen next.

England & Wales

Bundle: Questions for the future of social care

Today you can read our new briefing about the so-called “Feeley” report on adult social care in Scotland. To accompany this release, we’ve included in this bundle relevant recent briefings on adult and children’s social care policy and delivery in the UK as well as the new NHS plan for England. 


Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

An Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland was published in February 2021, chaired by Derek Feeley, Chief Executive of the Institute for Health Improvement. This briefing outlines the review’s main recommendations, how they will be financed and responses to the review. This briefing will be of interest to elected members and officers working…


Affordable Housing Policy: impacts on development feasibility

Many local governments are looking at ways to help address the shortage of affordable housing. This briefing explores options for local governments to increase the supply of affordable housing, and argues that a broad-based inclusionary zoning is likely to be the most effective mechanism.


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