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.
The ‘real’ sharing economy concept built around non-profit cooperatives and community groups. Looking at the examples of equipment sharing, timebanking and garden sharing, it considers how councils can support it to thrive.
This briefing contains some good practice from Ireland that we think will be useful and interesting for local authorities in Scotland. It describes the role that the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative has played in developing evidence to inform changes in practice and policy at national and local level.
This briefing covers a report published in December 2017 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which examines trends in poverty and their causes in the UK over the twenty years since 1995-96.
This briefing will explore the national policy framework (‘Healthy Ireland’), and how it will facilitate greater connection and linkage of all the various health strategies and plans at the local level.
The NAO’s report on air quality is to support the work of a joint inquiry by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees. Air quality is a cross‑government responsibility, in which local authorities have a crucial role.
This briefing describes the role that the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative, working in collaboration with the Age Friendly Cities and Counties programme, has played in developing evidence to inform changes in practice and policy at national and local level.
Age Friendly Cities in Ireland – Taking a co-production approach to Integrated Care for Older People
In Ireland, as in Scotland, the challenge for service providers is how to facilitate co-production from a strengths perspective to ensure that older people are able to access the right help at the right time in the right place when needed.
To complement our series on the Chambers Excellence in Local Government awards, in this briefing we cover some successful projects from the Scottish equivalent, the COSLA Excellence Awards.
This briefing updates members on recent assessments of the Scottish social care workforce and on issues arising from other legislation impacting on the social work workforce and council responsibilities for both adult and children’s social care.