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

Data sources to support local services tackling health risks of cold homes – Public Health England

This guidance will: help local areas to estimate the number of people who may be at risk of cold-home-related death and illness in a particular population, using a range of housing, vulnerability and health indicators help local areas to identify

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

Results of the 2016 PHE intercomparison of passive radon detectors – Public Health England

Evaluation of the results of international intercomparisons of passive radon detectors carried out in 2016. Radon is the largest and most variable contributor of radiation dose to the general population and this report (PHE–CRCE-042) considers the results for the intercomparison carried

Review and update of occupancy factors for UK homes – Public Health England

Occupancy factors are an important element in assessing the exposure from indoor radon in UK homes.  This document details: methods used in the review time spent at home by different population groups a discussion of the results Six population groups were

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) And Other Adaptations: External Review – University of the West of England

This review looks at how the Disabled Facilities Grant currently operates and makes evidenced based recommendations for the future. The aim is to support more people of all ages to live in suitable housing so they can stay independent for

Rough Sleeping Strategy: delivery plan – Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Details a delivery plan to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027. It includes a range of commitments, intended both to help those who are sleeping on our streets or currently at risk of doing so, and

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness: A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report presents the expert knowledge and experience of Homeless Health Nurses and contributes to the evidence for meeting the health care needs of people who are homeless, giving clear recommendations to support service planning.

Independent Evaluation Of The Guinness Partnership’s Dementia Project – Housing LIN

Evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. The Guinness Partnership implemented a two year project in 2015 to take forward developments, initially in two pilot areas of Havant and Manchester with a view to rolling out

Smoking in the home: New solutions for a Smokefree Generation – ASH

ASH report considering the impact of smoking in the home and what policy measures could be taken across all housing tenures reduce its prevalence, with the aim of protecting children and adults and supporting healthy communities.  It calls for collaboration

Dreams and Reality: Government finance, taxation and the private housing market – Chartered Institute of Housing

Both the coalition and the current governments have undertaken widespread intervention in the housing market. Whereas previously such involvement was mainly through the tax system or aimed at delivering more affordable housing, a wide range of financial and other incentives have now

A fair, supportive society: summary report – University College London Institute of Health Equity

NHS England commissioned report that highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population. Much of the government action needed to improve

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: London, 16 November 2018 – World Health Organization

Report on the contribution made by social security and related policies in the United Kingdom have resulted in poverty levels, It notes local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been

Needs Assessment with Homeless Drug & Alcohol Users in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The primary aim of this needs assessment was to gather information on the service users demographic profile, drug use and health profile and most importantly their health and social needs both within the context of their substance use and from

An exploration of the issues experienced by, and needs of, young people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This study explored the issues, and needs, of young people (aged under 25 years old) who were homeless, vulnerably housed or exiting care in Liverpool. Issues relating to accommodation, drug and alcohol use, the influence of peers and support from

Evaluation of The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The Rapid Access Homeless Outreach Service is a low threshold service commissioned to engage ‘hard to reach’ substance users in treatment, principally aimed at homeless drug and alcohol users. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the open access service at

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Assertive Outreach Service for Street Drinkers in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Neighbourhood partnership groups for Liverpool city health and neighbourhood management areas, expressed concerns about the apparent increase in chronic street drinking in various areas of the city. Merseyside police have stated that initiatives to date have failed to reduce alcohol

Patterns of Substance Use & Support Needs of Residents in Young People’s Hostels & Foyer Accommodation in Liverpool: Final Report June 2010 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Young people who are sleeping rough or residing in temporary accommodation (hostels, foyers or bed and breakfasts) are often considered to be a homogenous group and their substance use and support needs are generally not investigated discretely. This report presents

EEA Migration In The UK: Final Report – Migration Advisory Committee

The report provides conclusions and recommendations for the UK’s post-Brexit work immigration system, after the implementation period. It assess labour market impacts, productivity, innovation, investment and training impacts, public finance, public service impacts, and community impacts. Four public services were

Putting Health into Place: Introducing NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme – NHS England

NHS England Healthy New Towns programme has released a leaflet introducing the 10 Healthy New Town Principles: Putting Health into Place. These principles will support partners in housebuilding, local government, healthcare and local communities to demonstrate how to create new