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 briefing examines the case of Ireland and how, as one of the first Age Friendly Countries, according to the World Health Organisation, it is approaching the delivery of age-appropriate homes for its increasingly older population. This briefing will be of interest to housing personnel and, particularly so, to those charged with the long-term planning…
The following briefing provides an overview of current conditions in Ireland and the phases which hopefully will see Ireland move towards some sort of normality, whatever that will mean, for the foreseeable future.
Procurement during Covid-19 has been a high profile, and often contentious, issue. The NAO has investigated procurement generally, and PPE supplies and the Test and Trace programme in separate investigations. What can the NHS, central government and local health teams learn from these inquiries?
Come along and see a short film by award winning Scottish film-maker Frank McGowan, who has been following a group of young disabled people from ‘Possobilities’ in Glasgow – as...
This primer introduces you to some of the main issues in adult social care, especially topics that may be raised by local people seeking advice from their councillor. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority subjects, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
Clúid Housing are accepting submissions for their 2021 Simon Brooke Award where, facilitated by Gerard van Bortel, Assistant Professor of Housing Management at Delft University of Technology, the awardee will spend a week meeting with international housing experts and fellow housing practitioners in Amsterdam.
How has local government been represented in fiction? What stories does it tell us and does the fictional portrayal of councils and councillors reflect the reality of this world and critically does fiction itself influence that reality? Janet Sillett explores the reality of local government in fiction in our latest long read.
This briefing looks at the ways local authorities are involving communities in Participatory Budgeting (PB) and working to meet the Scottish Government commitment for 1% of local budgets to be subject to participatory budgeting by 2021.