Tackling social and educational inequality is one of the major policy issues facing governments across the world. The Cambridge Primary Review Trust has commissioned a paper which reviews available evidence on the strategies being used and their effectiveness. This CSN Briefing reviews the review.
The NHS Health Check programme, a mandatory service which local authorities are required to commission, has been criticised for not being evidence-based, ineffective, costly, potentially increasing health inequalities and being a waste of providers’ and GPs’ time. What is the case for and against, and can it be better targeted?
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.
How can grassroots sport deliver wider social goals and how can it be funded? Should funding decisions be decentralised to councils? We look here at the government’s new strategy for community sport consultation, at the sector’s and local government’s response to it, and at a variety of case studies
The LGiU has produced a business continuity and contingency planning guide to help councils plan and deal with social care provider failure. Care and Continuity is part of a wider suite of products to support the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and was commissioned by ADASS, the Department of Health and LGA as part…
The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill could mean major change to the delivery of health and social care in parts of England. What can the Manchester deal tell us and how can the Bill reconcile local discretion with maintaining the core principles of the NHS?
As part of its dementia support programme, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published How can we make our cities dementia friendly. This policy briefing summarises the report and also covers work of the dementia engagement and empowerment project (DEEP), on language to use and avoid.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has recently published ‘How can we make our cities dementia friendly: sharing the learning from Bradford and York’, identifying key messages from two independent evaluations of areas that are relatively advanced in their dementia friendly community (DFC) developments.
The National Audit Office has published a ‘Managing provider failure’ which explores the principles Whitehall departments should use to manage service provider failure. This briefing focuses on the key messages relevant to local commissioners, focusing on adult social care.
Citizens Advice has conducted a study of how 20 families with young children have navigated the childcare market, concluding that the current childcare system is not set up in the interests of working parents. This briefing summarises and analyses the study.