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National Evaluation of the First Troubled Families Programme

In January 2013, Ecorys was commissioned by CLG to lead a consortium providing an independent evaluation of the phase one troubled families programme. This briefing summarises the results of the evaluation.

England & Wales
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Towards a Walking World: The role of local government

A recent report declared that creating places people can walk around conveniently, safely and enjoyably is becoming a priority worldwide. This briefing will explore the ways in which local government can contribute to making cities more walkable.

Ireland
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Homelessness in Greater Glasgow and Greater Manchester

A report from the charity Lifeline analyses homelessness data in the Greater Manchester and Greater Glasgow areas and considers how homelessness can be reduced along with the effects on health and wellbeing that are associated with it.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Local approaches to obesity

This briefing takes a closer look at the approaches that councils in Ireland, Scotland and England are taking to tackle obesity and inactivity in their local areas and will be of interest to Irish eyes given the similar challenges being confronted across the three nations.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Cycle BOOM: Can cycling help older people maintain their health and wellbeing?

Only one per cent of journeys made by older people in the UK are by bike, even though more than a quarter aged between 60 and 69 own a bicycle. Cycle BOOM investigated the barriers and potential for using cycling to enable better health and wellbeing for older people.

England & Wales
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The State of Public Parks

There have been significant cuts to local authority budgets for the upkeep of Ireland's green spaces. The UK faces the same problem, and this briefing will examine the findings of a British report and explore alternative approaches that local authorities there are adopting for the management of parks.

Ireland
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National Citizen Service Bill

The Government has introduced the National Citizen Service Bill to Parliament to give a statutory basis to the National Citizen Service (NCS), the voluntary personal and social development programme for 15 to 17-year olds which gives youngsters the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop skills and give back to their local communities. The…

England & Wales
Members

Autumn Statement- 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons setting out the new administration’s spending plans and priorities for the coming year.

England & Wales