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

Social reintegration and employment: evidence and interventions for drug users in treatment – European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

In order to help drug users become full members of society following treatment, measures are needed that address the issues of housing, education, vocational training and employment as part of their recovery. This report considers existing interventions targeting this vulnerable

Sustainable Ventures in Public Health: The economic benefits of green infrastructure in the North West of England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report examines how investment in green infrastructure such as active transport, urban green space and rural natural attractions can have benefits for public health, communities and the local economy. The impact of good quality green infrastructure and green space

Supporting employment among people with disabilities or long-term health conditions – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report is the first in a series prepared in collaboration with the ChaMPs public health network. Following reforms to the UK welfare system it is predicted that the number of individuals claiming incapacity benefits in the North West is

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

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,

Reducing the impacts of welfare reform and recession: A guide based upon evidence from Merseyside and Cheshire – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Recent and ongoing reforms to the welfare system and the economic recession have had significant impacts upon many of the most vulnerable members of the population and the services supporting them. Included in this guide are ten evidence-based recommendations to

An evaluation of the Mersey Care Professional Advice Area – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

In April 2015, Mersey Care obtained funding for one year to set up an Enterprise and Employment (EE) Hub. This hub aimed to help service users on their path to employment and to help link up Mersey Care services with

Measuring and evidencing the social value of the Mersey Care People Participation Programme – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

There are cultural changes occurring in the use of volunteering, with the literature highlighting that volunteers are integral (rather than an add-on) to health and social care organisations. Since the 1990s, policy has been reflecting this growing change in the

Tackling transport-related barriers to employment in low-income neighbourhoods – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report gives three actions that need to be taken to ensure public transport enables rather than constrains people who are returning to work. Identifies the need for: ‘Stronger’ models of partnership or bus franchising (through the Bus Services Act 2017) improve the