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Childhood adversity and ACEs – the role of local government

Adverse childhood experiences have been described as “the biggest public health threat” we’ve faced in Scotland in decades. This briefing outlines what childhood adversity is, what can be done to improve outcomes, and what local authorities in Scotland are doing.

Scotland
Members

Disability and Incapacity Benefits and Universal Credit

ESA claimants will be among the single largest claimant group within managed migration to Universal Credit. What are the implications of migration for this very large group of people? Recent reports have given some idea of the scale of the transition and how it varies among local areas.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: April 2019

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

Scotland
Members

GPS technology and dementia

This paper covers some of the complex legal and ethical issues of using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) enabled devices to help people living with dementia to get out and about. It is relevant to officers and elected members dealing with adult social services.

Scotland
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: April 2019

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales
Members

Housing and planning round-up April 2019

This month’s round-up includes news on segregated housing, rough sleeping data, right to buy, poverty, evictions and private landlords, garden towns, and brownfield sites. It also lists ongoing consultations.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Is the NHS about to grind to a halt because of lack of staff?

The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.

Scotland
Members

Is the NHS about to grind to a halt because of lack of staff?

The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.

England & Wales, Scotland