Health and social care

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


Members & Followers

Covid-19: The recovery plan – summary, issues and questions

The UK government has published its recovery plan – a conditional timetable for moving out of the most stringent aspects of lockdown. How clear is the plan, what issues does it raise for individuals, workers and local government? We summarise and examine its contents here.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Covid-19: Strategies to support mental health and wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of people’s lives, including mental and physical health. This briefing will help to support local authority members and staff to identify and share strategies that can be used to support communities and staff to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Social Care: a case of an underlying health condition

Social care has been in a state of perpetual crisis for decades, writes Janet Sillett. After years of neglect, is it any wonder care homes and home care were invisible as the Covid-19 pandemic evolved?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog
Members & Followers

Local government and Covid-19: social care, a neglected service

There were over 4,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in care homes in England in the two weeks up to 28 April. This briefing looks at the state of the social care sector pre-Covid,  the impact that the virus has had on care homes and domiciliary care and what lessons need learning.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Bundle: Global Covid-19 responses

In these unprecedented times, countries around the world look to each other for guidance. In this bundle, we collate all of our Covid-19 content from across the globe, covering responses and learning opportunities from both member and non-member countries. All content in this bundle is free to access for both members and followers.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
Members & Followers

Ça Va Bien Aller: Montreal’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Despite Montreal suffering a significant death-toll from Covid-19, there has been a general consensus that the city has done a good job, though challenges remain. This paper analyses Montreal’s response to the pandemic to date.

Global Briefing