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Swift Read: Food Insecurity and Poverty

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…

Scotland Briefing

Unfinished business

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.

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Health and social care sector staff experience in the Covid-19 pandemic

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…

Scotland Briefing
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Social prescribing physical activity in health planning

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Children’s Mental Health in the UK and Ireland – recent reports

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.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: How has Covid-19 impacted Scotland’s wellbeing?

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.

Scotland Briefing
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How will technology change health and care?

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.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing