Health and social care

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A ‘child’s rights’ approach: how one question can help councils plan fairer and healthier futures

Choosing and implementing policies that are coherent with child health and environmental sustainability, rather than accelerated ecological decline, is necessary for a sustainable and fair future. This briefing explains how embedding children’s rights in policy-making starts with one question: how do our policies affect young people’s life-chances now and in the future?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Covid-19 and children’s social care in England

This briefing is on the advice and guidance offered to the children’s social care community by the UK government during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the issues emerging from the pressure on local authorities and providers to accept temporary flexibilities to support them. The briefing also summarises a study on the experiences of local authority children’s…

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Swift Read: Social care reform in the UK – can we learn from Germany?

Social care reforms have long been a key issue for local government, and now the strains have been exacerbated due to the pandemic. This briefing draws out lessons for the UK from an alternative, Germany’s long-term care insurance system, that could prove useful for shaping the future of the UK’s social care.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
Members

Were public services fit enough for coronavirus?

Public services are at the frontline of the response to coronavirus, but some have struggled for a range of reasons. What can be done to make sure they are better prepared for future crises?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing under Covid-19

There is a growing evidence showing that the Covid-19 pandemic is significantly affecting children and young people’s mental health. This briefing looks at the recent research and practice to support children and young people.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members & Followers

Bundle: Covid-19 and lessons on public health

One of the most difficult areas for central and local government has been understanding the evidence about how Covid-19 is spread, its differential impacts and what are the most effective measures to manage the pandemic. This bundle draws together our work on public health learning arising from Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication
Members & Followers

Urban density and pandemics: lessons from global Covid-19 experiences

What is the relationship between urban density to the transmission of Covid-19? We look at the experience in South Africa and various global cities, how the link can be over-simplified, and at how cities reduced transmissions and flattened the curve in areas of high density.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing