Thousands of UK families have offered to take part in Homes for Ukraine, the government’s scheme for helping refugees. But how will the scheme operate and what part must councils play?
This briefing highlights the growing importance of digital technology in helping a wide range of people to remain independent in their own homes and to be served or supported in achieving independent living.
As an affiliated member country to the World Health Organization’s ‘Age-Friendly Programme’, Ireland has been working to develop age-friendly towns across the country. This briefing outlines the type of work being carried out by councils as part of the initiative and signposts some helpful resources for those looking to make their area more age-friendly.
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. This month’s round-up includes an update on integrated care systems and the plans to tackle the Covid-19 backlog.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, social isolation was already a complex, escalating issue. This briefing looks at social isolation, as distinct from loneliness, and how governments can address it moving forward.
Joining up care for people, places and populations: the government’s proposals for health and care integration
This policy briefing summarises the main measures in the integrating health and social care white paper and comments on the implications for local government working in integrated care systems and with place partners.
This briefing outlines the current challenges facing sexual health services across the UK and internationally as local authorities work to deliver comprehensive care to communities.
The future of care services is one of the most high profile policy and delivery issues affecting local government in Scotland. This swift read provides an accessible overview for those who may be familiar with some of the issues, but are looking to deepen their understanding of the key questions facing care services.
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.
The independent review of children’s social care in England has published a new way of looking at the costs of children’s social care. This briefing looks at the research behind the publication.