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.
Our think tank reviews cover the latest research and thought leadership from research institutions in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
This briefing examines elements of the Irish Government’s new National Development Plan from a local government perspective, particularly looking at the model it offers to shift from fossil-fuelled economic development towards carbon neutrality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pandemic exposed high rates of domestic abuse and the dangers of being locked down and isolated with abusers for long periods of time. From challenging times, some important legislation and service changes have been implemented.