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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
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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
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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
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Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: health equity and dignified lives

Greater Manchester has been working with the Institute for Health Equity to establish a Marmot City Region and tackle health inequalities. The IHE’s report provides recommendations for city-regional action through the Health Equity Framework and will be of interest to other areas with significant levels of health inequalities.

England & Wales, Scotland
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ONS place-based statistics and intelligence – an update

This briefing provides an overview of recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings, as well as ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Swift Read: Better housing, better health

Good housing is critical to people’s health and well-being. How can professionals in housing and public health work together to ensure that more people don’t just have somewhere to live, but the opportunity to become healthier?

England & Wales, Scotland
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Health, public health and social care round-up: June 2021

Catch up in what has been an extremely busy month with the latest policy announcements, responses from the sector and research and publications in our latest health, public health and social care round-up.

England & Wales
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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Air Quality and Coronavirus

This briefing deals with a report published by the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee (the Committee) to assess whether the Government’s latest Clean Air Strategy published in 2019 and the Environment Bill would be able to meet the air pollution challenge after the pandemic. It will be of interest to members and officers with…

England & Wales
Members

Swift read: All in the numbers: using evidence and data to inform homelessness prevention

This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…

England & Wales, Scotland