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Oireachtas Review: February 2019

February was a Brexit-focused month in the Dáil, with the passing of the Brexit Omnibus Bill. This summary also covers the Judicial Appointments Bill and the implications of recent Supreme Court Decisions on the workings of the Oireachtas.

Ireland Briefing
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Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Housing Review: February 2019

February has seen the publication of a slew of reports and policy initiatives. The Oireachtas has also been busy dealing with housing matters. Finally, more end 2018 figures have been released for housing.

Ireland Briefing
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Veg out: why 5 A Day hasn’t worked

This briefing looks at the reasons the 5 A Day campaign has failed to improve people’s eating habits, and how barriers to change could be removed. It is likely to be useful to those with an interest in public health or behaviour change.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Early learning from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs)

Sport England’s Local Delivery Pilots are entering the second year of a four year £100 million lottery funded programme to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy for sport Sporting Future. We consider the progress so far.

England & Wales Briefing

Tackling isolation in older people – a look to Daventry District Council

In this post Emma Parry, Community Projects Officer at Daventry District Council in England takes us through her Council’s Good Neighbour Schemes that aim to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness among older people – as much of a pressing issue in the UK as it is  in Ireland.

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