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Health and social care round-up: September 2021

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Time to trade asbestos fear for education

Many houses, sheds, and rural properties across Australia still contain asbestos cement sheeting and other asbestos-containing products, attention is now focused on the safe and responsible disposal of existing products. This briefing shares a case study of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation’s innovative asbestos education campaign.

Australia Briefing
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Refugees and Afghanistan: how councils are helping with resettlement

Councils have been asked to help thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in the UK but details of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme are only emerging slowly with limited government guidance to date. This briefing looks at what councils can offer in the context of wider policy on refugees and immigration.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Consultation on the National Care Service in Scotland – act now

In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.

Scotland Briefing

Nordic Smart Cities: Using data to improve population health

The pandemic has seen populations more open than ever to helping to collect and report their individual health data for collective outcomes. In this blog, we highlight innovation from the Nordic Smart City Network, where cities are using data from a range of sources to target health and wellbeing issues extending well beyond Covid-19.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Health, public health and social care round-up: August 2021

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Independent living: the potential to empower

This briefing highlights the top priority of the disability movement to facilitate independent living by helping to empower disabled people and those with long term conditions to remain in control of their lives and live fully.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Improving vaccine and testing uptake: Global case studies

Throughout the pandemic, local and national governments worldwide have been working to improve equitable access to Covid-19 information, testing and vaccines for all communities. This blog highlights a number of pandemic best practices from across the globe as part of a new series accompanying the Global Local Recap.

Global Blog Post Blog