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Health, public health and social care – for adults and children.

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It’s not all about the money

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West examines how to achieve a successful reform of social care and reflects on why progress has stalled in the decade since the publication of the Dilnot Report.

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Members

ONS place-based statistics and intelligence – an update

This briefing provides an overview of recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings, as well as ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Swift Read: Better housing, better health

Good housing is critical to people’s health and well-being. How can professionals in housing and public health work together to ensure that more people don’t just have somewhere to live, but the opportunity to become healthier?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: June 2021

Catch up in what has been an extremely busy month with the latest policy announcements, responses from the sector and research and publications in our latest health, public health and social care round-up.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Air Quality and Coronavirus

This briefing deals with a report published by the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee (the Committee) to assess whether the Government’s latest Clean Air Strategy published in 2019 and the Environment Bill would be able to meet the air pollution challenge after the pandemic. It will be of interest to members and officers with…

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Swift read: All in the numbers: using evidence and data to inform homelessness prevention

This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Health and Social Care Committee’s response to the Health and Social Care White Paper

The Health and Social Care select committee’s response to the recent health white paper supports the direction of travel in the white paper, but the committee also identified areas needing further clarification and some ‘concerning omissions’, including the ongoing delay in setting out a plan for social care reform.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

The coroner service and control of expenditure

This is the next briefing in the series briefly examining the Local Government Audit Service (LGAS) Value for Money (VFM) reports. LGIU briefly examines the LGAS’s 31st national VFM report on a VFM study on the control of expenditure and financial management procedures within local authorities relating to the Coroner Service and the appointment of…

Ireland Briefing