This briefing is intended as a route map through the main sources of information on the Covid-19 epidemic, which provide the data required to assess progress towards the UK government’s tests for easing lockdown.
Reflecting on Scotland’s National Alcohol Framework, including minimum alcohol unit pricing, this briefing explores some of the main challenges to tackle alcohol-fuelled community impacts, including licensing and service provision.
Two recent ADASS reports show the range of problems facing adult social care in responding to Covid-19, consider the next stage of the pandemic response, and finally, make recommendations for a sustainable future for social care.
The recent pandemic reminds us all that the basic functioning of the economy, and the building blocks of a fair society, depend on the good health of all of our population. In this briefing, the interrelationship between health and the environment is discussed, alongside how local government can support a recovery from Covid-19 that has…
Not all non-UK nationals working in health and social care are being offered free visa extensions during the pandemic. Meanwhile, migrants elsewhere are struggling to meet visa rules, or becoming destitute due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ rules. A Home Affairs select committee report urges greater flexibility over immigration and visas.
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown are impacting on people’s mental health. Mental health services are expecting a surge in demand into the next year and beyond. However, this cannot just be left to the health service, local councils need to be at the heart of a community recovery.
The role of local government in environmental and public health, and the importance of better integration of health and wellbeing considerations into our land use planning and development decision-making, may be able to make a positive contribution in the Covid-19 recovery phase.
A look at the 2020 report of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) on child health in the UK
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and similar organisations have been researching the lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. This Swift Read outlines how individual households will deal with the long-term welfare, health, employment and other issues created and magnified by Covid-19.
We’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat: the long-lasting health equity impacts of Covid-19
Recent research, including the latest Public Health England report, shows that more deprived communities face additional hazards that put them at risk of catching the virus or dying from the effects of the pandemic. In this briefing, we offer policy recommendations for local governments and communities to come out of Covid-19 healthier and fairer.