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 report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.
While bullying in school has probably reduced recently, it remains a problem for some pupils. DfE commissioned research looks at what schools are doing to prevent and tackle bullying. This briefing looks at the research.
This briefing paper examines the third national report produced by NOAC (National Oversight and Audit Commission) relating to the level of local authority tenant customer satisfaction.
Men’s Sheds offer a community space for older (usually retired) men to work on projects, make new friends and get out of the house. This Swift Read outlines some case studies of Men’s Sheds across Scotland and their benefits.
Brexit has wide ranging implications for the future public sector workforce. CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report which examines options for how the Brexit agreement could protect the needs of UK public services after Brexit.
The eagerly anticipated Clean Air Strategy is out for consultation. The Strategy includes measures on transport, in the home, industry and farming. This briefing focuses on transport and the home given their higher relevance to local authorities.
Improving social mobility remains a priority for the government. New Social Mobility Commission members are being appointed following a Commons Education Committee recommendation, and the government's response, to expanding the Commission and widening its scope to include social justice.
Swift Read: Keep Scotland looking good – Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse and Removal, and Storage and Disposal of Vehicles
This Swift Read looks at the Scottish Government's Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (COPLAR) and the duty to take action that local authorities are responsible for.
This briefing looks at the current shift in public policy in New Zealand towards a much greater emphasis on well-being as the purpose of government at all levels.