This briefing will be of interest to anyone active in local and community governance structures, in integrating local services and designing and delivering more responsive, people-centred public services.
In this Briefing we look at the concept of inclusive growth and reflect on how it is now beginning to impact the way public policy is being delivered.
This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.
This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation
The Pause Project provides intensive support to women who have had children forcibly removed into care. It aims to reduce the number of children the women may have taken into care. This briefing is on a DfE commissioned evaluation of the Pause Project which shows success and financial savings.
One of the biggest challenges of local authority children's social care is helping young people return to their families if they have been in residential care for mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal offending. It is difficult and expensive. This briefing looks at the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy and the implications for its use…
In recent years, local authorities in the UK have established ‘Fairness Commissions’ to develop policies to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality at a local level. This briefing explores how they might support civic wellbeing in a more enabling state.
New data has shown that the rise in life expectancy has stalled and that that health inequalities have widened according to most of the indicators used to measure them. We summarise the research here and comment on the possible links between socio-economic factors and the changes.
Youth services and emerging models of delivery: round-up and targeted services for vulnerable young people
Local government youth services continue to develop: this briefing provides an update including progress on a national youth strategy, Brexit implications, finance trends, and examples of LAs targeting youth services at the most vulnerable young people
Most working parents of 3 and 4-year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of 'free' childcare from September 2017. This briefing looks at the DfE implementation plans and the LA role in managing the process.