Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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Early years and childcare roundup – September 2022

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations. This briefing mainly relates to England.

England & Wales Briefing
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Lightening the load: mental health support for local government workers

Post-pandemic, common mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and stress are having an increased impact across society. These mental health challenges are also likely to be prevalent among the local government workforce too. This briefing highlights local authority examples of community and workforce mental health support and will be of interest to everyone working in…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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A First Nations Voice to Parliament: Local Government’s role

The call for a First Nations Voice to the Australian Parliament has a long history. This is the first of separate policy briefings for each of the three key elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It outlines the history, why the First Nations Voice is the first of the three elements in the…

Australia Briefing

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Councils supporting disabled residents through tough times: a new toolkit

This briefing looks at the challenges facing disabled people and sets out options in the form of a new toolkit for councils to consider. It highlights the poverty and additional cost of living challenges faced and the wider challenges for the UK’s 14.6million disabled people.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Beyond repair? Britain’s broken asylum system

Repairing Britain’s broken asylum system will not be easy. According to MPs, the UK Government is too keen to rush into headline-grabbing initiatives such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda than looking at the reason why people attempt dangerous Channel crossings. This new briefing looks at the problem.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Youth round-up – September 2022

This roundup summarises the latest UK Government announcements on youth services in England and the UK and looks at key research findings from a number of bodies providing services to young people.

England & Wales Briefing
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Digital Poverty in the UK – Evidence Review 2022

The way we live, work, communicate and access services is increasingly digital. Without digital access, people are excluded from many fundamentals, exacerbating existing social inequalities. The Digital Poverty Alliance reviews the evidence on the extent and nature of digital poverty in the UK and argues for holistic and sustained action.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing