This report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on housing for older people makes a number of recommendations which recognise the scale of diversity in older people’s housing needs and preferences; it concludes that a national strategy is required rather than the current piecemeal arrangements.
This Swift Read outlines the risks and dangers associated with the release of balloons and lanterns, the responses that local authorities in the UK and Ireland have taken under mounting pressure, and what more might be done.
Reducing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals, found in betting shops on every high street, from £100 to £2 is a satisfying outcome to the review of the Gambling Act. The clustering of betting shops in the high street remains a problem.
This thinkpiece covers the issue of integration in social care in the private sector. Scottish Care is the representative body of Independent sector, representing provider organisations who are either voluntary, charitable or private and who deliver care and support services to older people across Scotland.
While bullying in school has probably reduced recently, it remains a problem for some pupils. DfE commissioned research looks at what schools are doing to prevent and tackle bullying. This briefing looks at the research.
Last month the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) launched their Local Indicators for Ireland. In this briefing we’ll give a bit of background to the research, and focus on some of the points and issues discussed in three key areas covered at the launch that are likely to be useful for local government: participation,…
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 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.
The eagerly anticipated Clean Air Strategy is out for consultation. The Strategy includes measures on transport, in the home, industry and farming. This briefing focuses on transport and the home given their higher relevance to local authorities.
Brexit has wide ranging implications for the future public sector workforce. CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report which examines options for how the Brexit agreement could protect the needs of UK public services after Brexit.