This briefing outlines the current challenges facing sexual health services across the UK and internationally as local authorities work to deliver comprehensive care to communities.
Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.
The future of care services is one of the most high profile policy and delivery issues affecting local government in Scotland. This swift read provides an accessible overview for those who may be familiar with some of the issues, but are looking to deepen their understanding of the key questions facing care services.
The UK is going through what is being dubbed a ‘cost of living crisis’ in the media. There are many factors that are currently contributing to this problem. This bundle showcases the different components and the critical role of local government in the midst of these rising concerns.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This long read examines the issues of health inequalities as we understood them before the pandemic, the impact of Covid-19 and what steps we can take to address inequity now.
This blog post recognises the work of Moray Council’s catering team which has just been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze award – this means that a minimum of 75% of dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients.
The independent review of children’s social care in England has published a new way of looking at the costs of children’s social care. This briefing looks at the research behind the publication.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digestible read that provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.
This briefing explores the lack of accessible housing at a time when the demand for such housing is growing due to changing demographics in the UK.