The Secretary of State for Education has outlined his thinking on social mobility calling it a moral imperative to ensure progress for all, but especially for the most disadvantaged, and is fundamental for a strong, highly skilled, productive economy.
Health is about more than the NHS. The annual health profile from PHE illustrates emerging trends in public health, provides forecasts for key indicators and data, including on health inequalities, morbidity rates, children’s health and the effects of an ageing population
Four DfE commissioned pieces of research have been published which consider the 30-hours of free childcare available to working parents covering the LA role in securing the extra provision, take up and satisfaction of parents, and the views of providers. Overall, the importance of good quality provision is highlighted.
Our monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing.
Government proposals to develop services to support the mental health of children and young people include an institution-based ‘Designated Senior Lead’ to work with new Mental Health Support Teams, and much more.
Evidence has been accumulating that many challenges and barriers are built into the electoral process for people experiencing disabilities. While some measures have been taken to address mobility and visual issues, those with learning difficulties or mental illness are facing particular obstacles that are not yet being addressed.
In September 2018, the Social Metrics Commission produced a report which outlined a new approach to poverty measurement for the UK. The new metric reflects more accurately the realities and experiences of living in poverty than previous measures.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)’s Commission on Economic Justice has been working for nearly two years on proposals for fundamental reform of the British economy. We look at its final report here.
The UK government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. The rough sleeping strategy describes how the government plans to do this using a three-pronged vision involving prevention, intervention and recovery.
DfE publication ‘Secondary school choice and selection’ looks at how parental choice and admissions vary across different English cities, and for different socio-demographic groups within those cities, and the relationship to social mobility and equality of access.