The pandemic has highlighted various faults in the UK’s food systems, from the quality of free school meals and their provision over holidays to soaring food bank numbers. Some of these issues have even been highlighted by the UN. This briefing outlines some of the most recent issues and policies about food and poverty in…
Local government has been financially under resourced and the policy agenda has underserved in key areas of service, democracy and community. This latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils project sets out a blueprint for the thinking we need to generate some vital momentum around these pieces of Unfinished Business.
This briefing looks at data from the recent Everyone Matters Pulse Survey in Scotland. This survey rates staff experience from all 22 Health Boards and 30 Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland based on their responses to quantitative and qualitative questions. Key sources of worry for staff were identified and explored, giving public services…
The white paper sets out proposals for changes to legislation to progress the NHS long term plan. What are the main proposals, particularly those that relate to social care and public health? What are its main strengths and what questions remain about the future relationship between health and care?
Social prescribing offers an opportunity to raise the profile of physical activity in the community and across service sectors, enable more people to access local activities, and for physical activity to be built into health planning. Covid-19 has underlined the importance of this for mental and physical health.
Elected members united against cancer – Cancer Research UK’s new Councillor Cancer Champions network
World Cancer Day is a day for action and a day to unite individuals and communities right across the world against cancer. Cancer Research UK tells us more about how local government can get involved.
The need to promote the wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic and tacking mental health problems has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at recent reports on the issue.
This briefing summarises a report published by Scottish Government and COSLA detailing how Covid-19 has affected progress on delivering Scotland’s National Outcomes, including impacts on communities across the country and what this might mean for the future.
The King’s Fund published a paper late last year entitled “The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care”. This briefing outlines the King’s Fund’s findings and explores the potential challenges and risks to local authorities and other NHS bodies.