Protecting people Promoting health: A public health approach to violence prevention for England – Department of Health

This document outlines the extent and impact of violence nationally, covering violence in the general population as well as specific violence types that can impact dramatically on different sectors of society: child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence

Evidence review for an evidence informed toolkit for local authorities: Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people – Public Health England

Public Health England resource designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings. The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of

Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people: An evidence-informed toolkit for local authorities – Public Health England

Public Health England resource designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings. The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of

A taxing question: how to pay for free personal care – Independent Age

Independent Age report that looks at various funding options for social care, including what they would cost the individual and what the funding situation might look like in 10 years’ time. Some of the most viable options include increasing Income

Positive Action: the feasibility of using exercise to improve the health of older drug users – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report details the results of a pilot study into the feasibility of using exercise to improve the health of older drug users. This pilot shows it is possible to recruit older drug users but it is not always possible

The Failing Safety Net – Age UK

New interim report from Age UK warns that that the safety net we expect to be there for us as we age, if we are living at home, has become dangerously weak, with older people living alone in declining health,

An evaluation of the Wirral Community Trust Care Home Pilot – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Older people are the main adult users of NHS health and social care services and are more likely to have an emergency admission to hospital than any other group in the population.  With an increasing ageing population, the number of

Getting on… with life: Baby boomers, mental health and ageing well (Summary Report) – Mental Health Foundation

Report from the Mental Health Foundation that addresses the later life of the Baby Boomer generation, paying special attention to what must be done to safeguard their mental health. This summary gives an overview of the report’s key areas: health and wellbeing,

An international comparison of long-term care funding and outcomes: insights for the social care green paper – Incisive Health and Age UK

Paper finding that different countries have responded to the challenges and opportunities of ageing in different ways and with varying degrees of urgency.

Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff – Royal College of Nursing

One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on

Ageing: Future planning Horizon scanning for those aged 65+: (Observatory Report Series No. 74) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Summarises two pieces of work: a review of the literature on ageing and its implications for health and healthcare in the future; and, the outcomes of a regional conference, Ageing: Future Planning, held on 6 October 2009.

The Case for Change: Evidence based interventions for public health and the health and social care system across Liverpool City Region – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Action is needed to reduce the impact of chronic disease on the people and communities in the Liverpool City Region (covering the local authorities of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral). This report, Case for Change, aims to

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

Interventions to reduce emergency hospital admissions for falls: (Observatory Report Series number 81) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Falls are a major cause of disability and mortality in the UK. Thirty per cent of those aged 65 and over who live in the community fall each year, rising to 45% for those aged 80 and over (Department of Health, 2009).

Public Health England: Health and Justice Annual Review 2017/18 – Public Health England

This report focusses on some aspects Public Helath England’s  Health and Justice team’s work during the 2017/18 financial year, specifically with regards to: prisons: including a new National Partnership Agreement on Prison Healthcare in England and supporting the Prison Estate Transformation Programme

Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience – to understand the role of home adaptations in improving later life – Centre for Ageing Better and Northumbria University

Adapting the home to changing need is known to support older people to stay at home, even with limited mobility or long-term health conditions. This is a piece of qualitative research to understand motivations for and barriers to acquiring home adaptations and

Homes that help: A personal and professional perspective on home adaptations – Centre for Ageing Better

Survey results the implementation of adaptations to housing.  It finds participants with reduced mobility often made the decision to install equipment and adapt their homes too late, usually once they were in crisis such as after an injurious fall or a

An Economic Analysis Of Flu Vaccination – International Longevity Centre UK

Details a new economic model of the costs and benefits from flu vaccination in England using recent efficacy data. It introduces a conservative, static model which provides a partial cost-benefit analysis of vaccination under various scenarios. It also produces estimates of

Muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities for general health benefits in adults and older adults: Summary of a rapid evidence review for the UK Chief Medical Officers’ update of the physical activity guidelines – Public Health England

This report summarises a rapid evidence review of muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities (MBSBA) for general health benefits in adults and older adults by a working group advised by a UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMOs) Expert Committee for muscle strength, bone