Having an ageing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, so in recent years, Ireland has taken significant steps to become an age-friendly nation. This briefing covers the work of Age Friendly Ireland in local authorities and the fantastic work that is being done across the country.
This report from the NPI and the Lloyds Bank Foundation traces the impact on service-level spend across services, between types of local authority and between areas. It finds some significant disparities underneath the headline figures, which raises questions about the sustainability of local services to tackle disadvantage.
In this year’s State of Care report, the CQC found that, overall, most people in England were able to access good quality health and care services in 2017-18 and there was a small improvement in performance.
The Government is introducing new services to support the mental health of children and young people including school and college-based support and additional NHS capacity. This briefing on the examination of these proposals by the Commons Education and Health and Social Care committee and the Government’s response.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons. LGiU brings member the key announcements for local government by policy area.
The government’s Road to Zero Strategy sets out plans to meet the pledge of banning all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. A number of other reports suggest that the government needs to do far more to support the roll-out of electric vehicles.
Two years after the Government’s Childhood obesity: a plan for action was published, three reviews have been published which demonstrate the need for a whole systems approach which involved both schools and local government.
Health is about more than the NHS. The annual health profile from PHE illustrates emerging trends in public health, provides forecasts for key indicators and data, including on health inequalities, morbidity rates, children’s health and the effects of an ageing population
Four DfE commissioned pieces of research have been published which consider the 30-hours of free childcare available to working parents covering the LA role in securing the extra provision, take up and satisfaction of parents, and the views of providers. Overall, the importance of good quality provision is highlighted.
This briefing summarises the development of Scottish National Policy Framework from 2007 onwards, and describes the new arrangements included in the revised NPF launched in 2018, and what Irish audiences can learn from this.