Age-friendly towns in Ireland

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.

Global, Ireland

Health, public health and social care round-up: February 2022

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.

England & Wales, Scotland

How can local governments address social isolation?

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.


Social Care in Scotland – huge challenges ahead

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.