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Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Housing Review: February 2019

February has seen the publication of a slew of reports and policy initiatives. The Oireachtas has also been busy dealing with housing matters. Finally, more end 2018 figures have been released for housing.

Ireland
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Veg out: why 5 A Day hasn’t worked

This briefing looks at the reasons the 5 A Day campaign has failed to improve people’s eating habits, and how barriers to change could be removed. It is likely to be useful to those with an interest in public health or behaviour change.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Early learning from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs)

Sport England’s Local Delivery Pilots are entering the second year of a four year £100 million lottery funded programme to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy for sport Sporting Future. We consider the progress so far.

England & Wales
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The draft domestic abuse bill

The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now open for consultation. The draft bill’s provisions include a statutory definition of domestic abuse, a new domestic abuse commissioner and a system of domestic abuse protection notices and protection orders to deter and monitor perpetrators

England & Wales
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Ageing well in the UK? Meeting the challenge in our towns

By 2046 there will be seven million more people aged over 65 in the United Kingdom, but the changing demographics will impact differently in villages, towns and cities of Britain in ageing. Services will need to plan for the differential pattern of ageing if a crisis is to be averted.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland