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.
Councils have been asked to help thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in the UK but details of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme are only emerging slowly with limited government guidance to date. This briefing looks at what councils can offer in the context of wider policy on refugees and immigration.
In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
Children’s social care in England is currently under review. A case for change report was published in June. This briefing looks at the report and the debate surrounding the review.
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.