Navigating the uncharted waters: population ageing in the UK – International Longevity Centre: UK

International Longevity Centre – UK report that argues that the UK’s unprecedented population ageing poses a set of daunting, yet not insurmountable, challenges for policymakers, institutions and health care providers to design better solutions fit for an ageing society. It

Ageing confidently: supporting an ageing workforce – Centre for Social Justice

It is estimated that by 2035, over half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years of age. This report proposes several recommendations to provide older people and employers with the support needed to unlock the potential

The future is ours: Women, automation and equality in the digital age – Institute for Public Policy Research

Automation will produce significant productivity gains that will reshape specific sectors and occupations. These gains are likely to be recirculated, with jobs reallocated rather than eliminated, economic output increased, and new sources of wealth created. The problem is likely to

A 21st century skills system for Wales: Challenges and opportunities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological change. Some affect the whole UK –

Decent work: Harnessing the power of local government – Institute for Public Policy Research North

The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an unprecedented squeeze on wages, real weekly

LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: final report – Local Government Information Unit

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. Their report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government. It argues

Beyond the NHS: addressing the root causes of poor health – Centre for Progressive Policy

Centre for Progressive Policy report argues that a radical change of direction is required and focuses on how to develop and deliver a social model of health. It claims that the greatest socioeconomic challenges of our time, from poor-quality housing

Making Individual Placement and Support work: An evaluation of implementation and sustainability – Centre for Mental Health

For many people who use mental health services, having a job is an important part of recovery; yet few get the opportunity to look for paid work with the right support.  This is a report of an evaluation to explore the

Making Individual Placement and Support work: An evaluation of implementation and sustainability – Centre for Public Health

For many people who use mental health services, having a job is an important part of recovery; yet few get the opportunity to look for paid work with the right support.  This is a report of an evaluation to explore the critical success factors for

What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK?: An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights: (SPDO research paper 3) – London School of Economics

This paper explores the  potential consequences of the decision to leave the EU for domestic social policy. Drawing on existing research and evidence, it sheds light on the many ways in which social policy in the UK has been affected

UK Poverty 2018 – Joeseph Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report that examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the longer term. The research focuses particularly on changes to poverty among children and workers, as

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse – Institute for Public Policy Research

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges – globalisation, climate change, AI, automation and an ageing population –

Liverpool City Region Incapacity Benefit Profile – North West Public Health Observatory

High numbers of incapacity benefits claimants among Liverpool City Region working age residents are of key concern to the Health is Wealth Commission, and form part of nationwide problem that is attracting increasing attention, not least because the direct and associated costs of

Preparing for automation and ageing: A successful 21st century skills system in Northern Ireland and Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland

A truly successful skills system could bring vast benefits to Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both are on the cusp of significant changes, as the impact of automation and technological change combines with an ageing population. This could carry significant dividends,

Poverty in Scotland – Josephy Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis looking at poverty trends for families with children in Scotland, reflecting the commitments in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act to achieve substantial reductions by 2030. It highlights upcoming Scottish Government labour market strategies that have the potential to

An exploration of how the social value of small groups and projects funded by Sefton CVS, Living Well Sefton Community Resilience Fund may be measured and evidenced – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Sefton Community and Voluntary Service (CVS) manage a range of programmes that provide support for people within the local community. These programmes differ in size and delivery, and include projects related to health and wellbeing, children, young people and families, criminal justice

North West Mental Wellbeing Survey: Profiles of wellbeing – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The North West Mental Wellbeing Survey 2009 (NWMWS)5 is one of the few large scale surveys that includes psychographic data on how people feel about themselves alongside data related to health behaviours such as smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and cannabis use. In

North West Mental Wellbeing Survey: Employment and resilience – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report is one in a series of themed analyses into specific issues related to wellbeing. It presents findings of the health, wellbeing and health behaviours of those who are employed and unemployed in the North West and explores some

Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: supporting carers today – Department of Health and Social Care

The plan sets out the cross-government programme of work to support carers over the next 2 years.  It is structured around the following themes: services and systems that work for carers employment and financial wellbeing supporting young carers recognising and supporting

Monitoring and evaluation: a guide for community projects – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

There is a great deal of work being carried out throughout the North West focusing on ‘green’ issues and sustainability. Much of this work is being set up and carried out by volunteers and community groups who are interested in