Health and social care

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

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Briefing: UKactive: Moving More, Ageing Well.

UKactive’s report Moving More, Ageing Well looks at the physical and wider social benefits of active ageing, and outlines the opportunities and challenges associated with increasing advice and provision for physical activity for older people.

England & Wales Briefing
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Experiences of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

A year after the new arrangements for specifying the provision needed for children with significant Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), the DfE commissioned research on the perceptions of parents and children of the new Education, Health and Care Plans. This briefing is on the results of the research.

England & Wales Briefing
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Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer Review

Thriving at Work explores the significant cost of poor mental health to the economy and recommends that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt six “mental health core standards” that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health.

England & Wales Briefing
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On Your Radar November 2017

On Your Radar November provides information on relevant government consultations, select committee inquiries and legislation. We also look at the current political agenda and the implications for local government in the immediate and longer term.

England & Wales Briefing
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Tackling Homelessness in Scotland – Shared Lessons for Ireland?

In Ireland the use of temporary accommodation B&Bs by local authorities has been questioned by homelessness charities as not appropriate long-term approach. Here, we examine strategies local authorities in Scotland are considering and ask whether Scotland can have confidence homelessness will be addressed.

Ireland Briefing
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DfE Consultation Children and Social Work Act – Working Together to Safeguard Children

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 requires new arrangements for the local safeguarding of children. This DfE consultation asks questions about implementing the new arrangements for reviews of serious safeguarding cases, transition from the Local Safeguarding Children Boards, and managing child death reviews. Significant revisions of the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children…

England & Wales Briefing
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Race Disparity Audit

In August 2016, Theresa May launched an audit of racial diversity in public services. The audit’s initial report, published on October 2017, was headline news. What does the audit tell us about diversity and what does it say about the way forward for the public sector on this crucial issue? .

England & Wales Briefing