Health and social care

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

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Immigration after Brexit

Immigration seemingly played a major part in deciding the EU referendum in 2016. With the UK due to leave the European Union in six months’ time, a debate is underway on how the UK’s immigration system should look at the start of the next decade.

England & Wales Briefing
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Brexit Update: September 2018

Brexit is at a critical, and unpredictable, stage. This update focuses and comments on the latest news, immigration, the economy, a possible no deal scenario, Scotland and Ireland

England & Wales Briefing
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The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

By 2025, 8.2 million households will be headed by someone over 65. This paper from SCIE and partners focuses on some of the biggest challenges that affect housing in later life and on the improvements which could make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of an ageing population.

England & Wales Briefing
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National Adaptation Programme 2018 – 2023

This is the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP), released every five years as a legal requirement under the Climate Change Act. It outlines the strategies and actions in place to adapt to the predicted changes in the climate expected in the UK to 2050

England & Wales Briefing
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Tackling period poverty: Scotland in the lead

Scotland is the first nation in the world to offer free period products in all schools, colleges and universities. But why is this necessary? This briefing examines the phenomenon of period poverty and what is being done across the UK to tackle it.

Scotland Briefing
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Tackling Rough Sleeping In England

Summary The British government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. By the end of the current Parliament in 2022, the number of rough sleepers should have halved from its current level of just under 5,000. The rough sleeping strategy, published in August, describes how the UK government plans to do this…

Ireland Briefing
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Building resilience: good mental health for young people

By the time they are 16, three children in every classroom in Scotland will have experienced a mental health problem. This briefing will address the current state of mental health provision for children and young people and what role local government can play in improving outcomes.

Scotland Briefing
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DCMS: Civil Society Strategy

The DCMS Civil Society Strategy brings together the public sector, private businesses, charities and volunteers to tackle social problems and build a fairer society. Commitments include £165m to support community organisations, youth employment, address financial exclusion trial participatory democracy techniques, harness ‘tech for good’, and develop smarter and more flexible commissioning, social finance and public…

England & Wales Briefing
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Heatwaves: adapting to climate change

The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee’s report suggests that the country is ill-prepared for the predicted increased frequency and intensity of heatwaves, that this is not being given necessary attention by national or local government, and that budget cuts to programmes that support local authorities to tackle climate change need reversing.

England & Wales Briefing