Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care – Institute for Public Policy Research

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by 2028, we estimate there

Community learning mental health research project: Phase two evaluation report – Department for Education

Report on a project to understand how adult and community learning courses can help people manage and recover from mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

An evaluation of the Liverpool Centre for Arts Development – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Liverpool Centre for Arts Development (LCAD) bridges the gap between lack of skills and unemployment by equipping students with digital and computing skills and offering vital employability skills. This research shows that over a three year period, LCAD has

Good intentions, good enough?: A review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges – Department for Education

Independent report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out: how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges recommendations to support children, young people and their

Evaluation of Introduction of Nursing Associates: Phase 1 report for Health Education England – Traverse

An independent evaluation of the first cohort of trainee nursing associate (TNA) pilot sites, commissioned by Health Education England. The report is primarily focused on evaluating the training and development of TNAs. It provides insights into challenges and benefits of

Exploring education and training in relation to older people’s health and social care: A report prepared for Dunhill Medical Trust – Picker Institute Europe

The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the

The social determinants of young people’s health: Identifying the key issues and assessing how young people are doing in the 2010s – The Health Foundation

This paper provides an overview of evidence on the social determinants of young people’s health. Drawing on a model of social determinants that includes money and resources, living conditions, family factors, peers and social groups, ducation and work and worklessness. This report demonstrates

Listening to our future, Learning report: Early findings from the Young people’s future health inquiry – The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry is a first-of-its-kind research and engagement project that aims to build an understanding of the influences affecting the future health of young people.  When discussing what helped or hindered them in their transition to adulthood,

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 – Health Education England

Health Education England draft strategy that sets out the current workforce landscape, what has been achieved since 2012, the work underway and describe an approach to shaping the face of the NHS and social care workforce for the next two

Mental health services for post-16 students in England: (Briefing Paper 8163) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that outlines recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised. It finds that young

What Works: Hearing Loss and the Transition to Adulthood: A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition – NHS England

A guide for commissioners, education and service providers to support young people with hearing loss through transition. Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.  

Being mindful of mental health: The role of local government in mental health and wellbeing – Local Government Association

This report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the

Skills for Health working paper 2: How we can act now to create a high quality support workforce in the UK’s health sector – Skills for Health

Paper that argues whilst the support workforce requires more skills development, this development needs to be an integral part of an organisation’s workforce development strategy and be accompanied by the development of high quality roles. Using skills that have been

The Healthcare Support Workforce: A case for ongoing development and investment – Skills for Health

This report highlights the broad range of roles that support workers are involved in helping clinicians undertake their jobs effectively and being an integral part of the clinical team. We explore the characteristics of those roles that are both directly

Integration and the development of the workforce: Skills for Health Working Paper – Skills for Health

This paper is a reflection of the lessons Skills for Health have learned so far in developing a workforce to meet the integration, it identifies: One of the most profound areas for the transformation of the workforce is that of shifting