Top Tips for a Healthy Planned Environment Final Report: (Observatory Report Series No. 73) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Top Tips for a healthy planned environment is the fifth document in the Top Tips series that aims to promote public health. The key topic areas covered are: history, policy, transport, physical activity, environmental sustainability, wellbeing, crime prevention, alcohol, fast food, sunbeds and

Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health-harming behaviours in the Welsh adult population – Public Health Wales

This report is one in a series of reports examining the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the Welsh adult population and their impact on health and well-being across the life course. Substantial proportions of the Welsh population reported

Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This rapid review examined evidence of the association between poverty and alcohol use. The research primarily focused on work undertaken in the UK and was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their programme to develop Anti-Poverty Strategies

Assessing the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health and Wellbeing: (Observatory Report Series No. 88) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

Health impact of the economic downturn. Through a literature review and analysis of key indicators the report assesses the evidence base for the impact of the economic downturn on mental and physical health and use of health and local authority

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

Resilient Communities – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

There have been recent changes in the political climate, involving welfare reform and cutbacks to public services, alongside an ageing population and changing job opportunities. The importance of community resilience in coping with these sources of adversity is becoming increasingly

Local action on health inequalities: Understanding and reducing ethnic inequalities in health – Public Health England

Guidance to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health.  This report provides: a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health case studies of local

Statistical commentary: health visitor service delivery metrics, quarter 4, 2017 to 2018 – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data and commentaries also

Child development outcomes at 2 to 2½ years Quarter 4 (January to March 2018): Statistical Commentary – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track to what extent children aged 2 to and a half years in their local area are achieving the expected levels of development.  The data is collected from the health

The Montefiore Health System in New York – The King’s Fund

Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be

The Living Standards Audit 2018 – The Resolution Foundation

Resolution Foundation  ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. It estimates how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year it has taken

The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People – Department for Transpor

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a: government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people clear programme of monitoring and evaluation new governance framework for accountablility

Health of women before and during pregnancy: health behaviours, risk factors and inequalities An initial analysis of the Maternity Services Dataset antenatal booking data – Public Health England

A national report on risk factors and inequalities. It can be used at a local level to identify variation in women’s health, before and in the early stages of a pregnancy.  It shows: how to provide preconception care with a

Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System – Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence

Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older children – Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

This report considers the most significant learning from six inspections of local authority areas with a focus on the neglect of older children. The inspections reviewed practice in children’s social care, education, health services, the police, youth offending services and

A Minimum Income Standard for the UK 2008-2018: continuity and change – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) is based on what the public think we all need for a decent minimum living standard. This year’s update includes new research on what working-age adults and pensioners say is needed, and looks back at

Beyond ECO: The future of fuel poverty support – Institute of Public Policy Research

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for 2.5 million households across England.  It is also an increasing problem, with the number of households in fuel poverty rising by just under 5 per cent from 2014 to 2015. The average

Are we expecting too much from the NHS? – The Nuffield Trust

Paper that explores the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy. It finds: The public strongly identifies with the values

Green Paper for Adult Social Care in England British Association of Social Workers: Initial Position Paper – British Association of Social Workers

This paper sets out the position of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) about what the Green Paper needs to achieve, based on the social work perspective on social care and with particular reference to the role of social

Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2018 – Institute for Fiscal Studies

This report examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and the determinants and consequences of recent trends. This includes analysing changes not only in average living standards but also in household income inequality and measures of