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Health and social care round-up: September 2021

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.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

September Think Tank Review

Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
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Parliamentary update August and September 2021

The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Swift read: helping social landlords in Scotland achieve net zero

Social landlords face a mammoth task increasing the energy efficiency of homes in Scotland and elsewhere. A task force set up by the Scottish Government has put forward solutions to achieving net zero in social housing but, as a new briefing explains, much will depend on financial support.

Scotland
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Time to trade asbestos fear for education

Many houses, sheds, and rural properties across Australia still contain asbestos cement sheeting and other asbestos-containing products, attention is now focused on the safe and responsible disposal of existing products. This briefing shares a case study of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s innovative asbestos education campaign.

Australia
Members

How much do people need to live on? JRF’s Minimum Income Standard 2021

Every year the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) publish their Minimum Income Standard which allows people to meet material needs and participate in society. This briefing focuses on how people on benefits or on the National Living Wage can reach the MIS in light of potential Covid-19 impacts.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Measuring social impact

This briefing provides a high-level summary of the Roadmap to Social Impact – why measurement matters, the key steps it comprises, and the importance of a culture that values evaluation and resources it accordingly.

Australia