Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.

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Covid-WIRED: Mapping the evidence on the unequal wellbeing impacts of the pandemic

The Covid Wellbeing Inequalities Research Evidence Dashboard is a new and unique online dashboard looking at emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and outcomes. Joanne Smithson explains how local government can make use of the data to reduce local inequalities and improve wellbeing.

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Swift Read: Has Covid-19 taken us back to nature?

Covid-19 led to more people exercising outdoors and increased visits to parks and other green space. Does this represent a lasting change in our lifestyles, and is everyone getting a fair shot at it when some people have limited access to the natural environment? A swift read takes a look.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Swift read: All in the numbers: using evidence and data to inform homelessness prevention

This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021

The long-awaited legislation on domestic abuse became law in April 2021. What are its main components and are there gaps in what it covers? The Act imposes new statutory duties on the relevant local authorities and these are summarised here.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Welfare and school uniform – two new Education Acts

Two private members Bills amending education legislation received Royal Assent on 30 April 2021: the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021 and the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021. This briefing describes the new legislation and comments on their application.

England & Wales Briefing