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Young people and housing

Summary In June, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published Housing Options and Solutions for Young People in 2020. The report aims to inform the development of housing policy and practice by exploring the impact of the housing crisis on young people in Britain and identifying the key challenges young people are likely to face in 2020.…

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On Your Radar June 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition highlights: Upcoming briefings CLG update LGiU social care updates: APPG inquiry, outcome based commissioning survey, co-production publication

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DH actions to improve care of people with learning disabilities following Winterbourne View review

The Department of Health (DH) has published an interim report following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) national review of learning disability services after the BBC Panorama expose of abuse at Winterbourne View private hospital. The DH report outlines 14 national actions and makes recommendations for complementary local action and strategic planning. This briefing outlines and…

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Healthy places: councils leading on public health

The briefing below can now be downloaded as a PDF Healthy places – councils leading on public health Summary This policy briefing selects topics from the New Local Government Network’s study which will be of particular interest to those involved in health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and the transfer of public health. Topics include: HWBs involving…

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Interim results: LGiU survey on outcome-based commissioning in adult social care

This briefing describes the initial findings of a LGiU and Mears survey on council commissioning in domiciliary care. The survey results provide a snapshot of council practice in relation to outcome-based commissioning. The briefing also makes a call for examples of commissioning innovation from local authority members. It is relevant to policy officers and commissioners…

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Department of Health update on public health funding

The Department of Health published an update on public health funding for local government on 14 June 2012. The document sets out current thinking on local authority public health finance and in particular: the next steps on moving from the estimates of baseline spending published in February 2012 to actual allocations for 2013-14 which are…

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Factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care

This briefing summarises and comments on a report of a research review by the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The report aims to give providers and users of services an overview of the research evidence for joint and integrated working. It focuses on jointly-organised services for older people and people with mental health problems in…

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Health, public health and social care round-up: May 2012

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

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On Your Radar May 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition highlights: Upcoming briefings The Queen’s Speech Police and Crime Commissioners

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NICE public health draft guidance on obesity

This briefing covers the recent draft guidance by NICE on obesity on which it is seeking views. It discusses a community-based multi-sectoral approach. It will be useful to all those concerned with public health in local government and to Members and officers involved in planning, transport, leisure, walking, cycling, the health of staff and communities’…

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