The report Health Mortality and Life Expectancy trends in the UK – stalling progress, from the Health Foundation, presents new analysis of mortality data. It explores what has happened, who is affected and what is driving current trends.
In Conversation With: Ten years of Gold School Meals in East Ayrshire Council with Andrew Kennedy
Shared Lives: an award winning, highly-personalised alternative to residential care
Eco-anxiety: what can local government do?
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Kirsty Nicholls of Fathers Network Scotland writes on the mental health difficulties of parents and the role of third sector organisations in addressing them, covering some of the support services available to parents in addition to explaining why collaboration between service providers can be vital.
Miranda Smythe offers some key tips for getting through the huge amounts of reading material that is a councillor’s lot.
This briefing considers three themes from the Queens Speech – levelling up, empowering local communities, and a ‘one nation’ Union – in the context of two major long run local authority ambitions – enhanced devolution and local growth.