Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis – Alzheimer’s Society

In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to

Measuring wellbeing inequality: What are the appropriate indicators of wellbeing inequality – New Economics Foundation

This working paper presents research commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Well-being. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of different measures

Improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women – Public Health England

This report provides an overview of the evidence of health inequalities affecting lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women (LBWSW). It highlights a range of opportunities for action across the breadth of the public health

Oral health improvement programmes commissioned by local authorities – Public Health England

Information on the oral health of children at local authority level detailing oral health improvement programmes commissioned by local authorities’ local authorities are currently commissioning.

Local authority area variation in the oral health of five-year-olds – Public Health England

Report from Public Health England on Local authority area variation in the oral health of 5-year-olds‘ which identifies the 30 local authority areas with higher levels of tooth decay and the trends in decay over the past 9 years.

Report: North West research workshop: Manchester – Public Health England

The Research Translation and Innovation (RTI) division has been working with Public Health England (PHE) centres to strengthen relations between academics and other professionals within the public health system. RTI organised research workshops which aimed to explore public health research

The links between low productivity, low pay and in-work poverty – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Concern about the UK’s productivity problem has become widespread. This briefing examines the productivity gap between Britain and its competitors.  This briefing finds that: Fixing the UK’s productivity problem requires action for the lagging parts of the economy – low

Cancer workforce in England: A census of cancer, palliative and chemotherapy speciality nurses and support workers in England in 2017 – Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support report revealing broad variations in the ratio of patients to specialist cancer nurses and warns that such wide variation may mean that patients may not be getting access to badly-needed specialist care. While the workforce as a whole has

Strategic direction for sexual assault and abuse services: Lifelong care for victims and survivors: 2018 – 2023 – NHS England

This strategic document outlines how services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse, in all settings of the health and care system, need to evolve between now and 2023. It sets out six core priorities that NHS England will focus

Our Common Wealth: A Citizens’ Wealth Fund for the UK – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report from the Institute for Public Policy Research that sets out why a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, a sovereign wealth fund owned by and run in the interests of citizens, would help address the problem of the declining labour share of

How much would it cost to reduce child poverty in Scotland? The financial scale of child poverty in Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research

Report from the Institute for Public Policy Research that identifies a reduction and eradication of child poverty in Scotland requires a whole-Scotland approach involving a combination of increased earnings for the poorest households (through inclusive growth), and increases in social

Learning from experiences of Universal Credit: Research conducted on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – BritainThinks

BritainThinks report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looking at individuals living on full service Universal Credit to understand their experiences of the new benefit and their spontaneous and prompted priorities for change for the benefit. It finds for a

Public health transformation five years on – Local Government Association

Public health has been part of local government for five years now. We are well beyond the stage at which public health teams have ‘bedded in’ to local authorities and at which local authorities have learned what public health is

Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years: Local government guide to healthy ageing – Local Government Association

The population is ageing. Over the last 10 years the number of people aged over 65 in England increased by a fifth – that’s nearly 1.7 million extra older people. But while the greater longevity is to be welcomed, far

Health inequalities manifesto 2018 – Mental Health Foundation

People living in the least deprived areas of England live around 20 years longer in good physical and mental health than people in the most deprived areas.  Tackling and reducing health inequalities means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a mentally

Challenges can fuel change: a VODG contribution to Civil Society Futures – Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

This discussion paper outlines what social care providers believe are the future hopes for the sector as well as the barriers that block progress. The publication is a contribution to Civil Society Futures, the national independent inquiry into English civil

One in four: A profile of single parents in the UK – Gingerbread

The report uses new analysis of the Labour Force Survey and Understanding Society datasets to look at who single parents are, what their families look like, their lives at work and their financial security. It calls for: Supportive welfare Sustainable

What makes us healthy?: An introduction to the social determinants of health – The Health Foundation

This guide explores how a person’s opportunity for health is influenced by factors outside the health and social care system. It also shows that many people don’t have the same opportunities to be as healthy as others.  It identifies  how circumstances in

A Mixed Picture: An Inquiry into Geographical Inequalities and Breast Cancer – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC)

Report that finds while outcomes for breast cancer are good and improving, overall progress is disguising variations across the country. Some women are being diagnosed at an earlier stage of their breast cancer than others, greatly improving their chances of survival. Some women

Feasibility study: developing the capability for population surveillance using indicators of child development outcomes aged 2 to 2 and a half years – Public Health England

Report that finds the data generated from the application from ASQ-3 is suitable for population surveillance, generating outcome indicators for child development which are sensitive to local variation and suitable for tracking inequalities in outcomes. It is therefore recommended that new indicators for child