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What does a dementia-friendly city look like?

Brisbane City Council recently committed to creating a dementia-friendly Brisbane as a strategic element of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics – but what does this mean? This briefing explores what it means to be ‘dementia-friendly’ and what local governments can do to support people living with dementia in their communities.

Australia
Members

Health and social care round-up: September 2021

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales
Members

Time to trade asbestos fear for education

Many houses, sheds, and rural properties across Australia still contain asbestos cement sheeting and other asbestos-containing products, attention is now focused on the safe and responsible disposal of existing products. This briefing shares a case study of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s innovative asbestos education campaign.

Australia
Members & Followers

Refugees and Afghanistan: how councils are helping with resettlement

Councils have been asked to help thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in the UK but details of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme are only emerging slowly with limited government guidance to date. This briefing looks at what councils can offer in the context of wider policy on refugees and immigration.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Followers

Consultation on the National Care Service in Scotland – act now

In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.

Scotland
Members

Independent living: the potential to empower

This briefing highlights the top priority of the disability movement to facilitate independent living by helping to empower disabled people and those with long term conditions to remain in control of their lives and live fully.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Health in coastal communities

Poor health in coastal communities is the focus of this year’s annual report by Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England. What is the scale of the problem and why are people living near the sea more likely to die younger and suffer from serious disease?

England & Wales
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: July 2021

July was a packed month with the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill and several public health reports, however, firm proposals for social care reform were once again delayed. Read about all the latest news, commentary and reports in our monthly round-up.

England & Wales