Joseph Rowntree Foundation briefing on poverty in Northern Ireland it finds: Poverty in Northern Ireland is slightly lower than in England or Wales, but it is higher than in Scotland. Poverty among pensioners has fallen considerably over the last decade. Families
Local Government Association report on making the most of digital technology is essential. It can drive efficiency and deliver value for money in a multitude of ways as well as benefiting the health and wellbeing of individuals. It reflects a snapshot
A practical resourcefrom Age Concern for individuals and organisations working in communities to support people living with dementia, and their carers. Its focus is on what works in supporting people with dementia to live well – looking at services and supports beyond the
The return on investment tool pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The flexible Excel sheet allows for results to be tailored to the local
Report that calls for a national strategy which brings together and improves the policy on housing for older people. It calls on the government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the forthcoming social care green paper. Identifies
Briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology that summarises the evidence on the biological basis of ageing and outlines the ways in which public health policy can support better health in later life. It notes: Increased life expectancy
Review that finds a small number of papers describing case studies where weighting remuneration to providers showed improvements in uptake of NHS Health Checks. Overall, the use of weighted remuneration for NHS Health Checks has weak evidence and remains largely under researched area.
This prospectus explains the rationale for our Healthy New Towns Network which brings together health providers, commissioners, local government and developers to create healthier places.
Paper that identifies via discussion with public health and police workforces, the following topics as core areas of priority work and collaboration: violence prevention drugs and alcohol mental health dementia health and wellbeing hot and cold weather risk emerging infectious diseases modern
This briefing looks at what the vanguards set out to achieve when it comes to supporting people and communities to stay well. It highlights the work some of the vanguards have been doing and shares the lessons that other organisations
Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities? Councils are under a legal duty to identify young carers and carry out assessments that consider the
Bulletin from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that identifies that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness
Department for Transport research on young people’s travel behaviour to better understand: why young people are driving less than previous generations what the future implications of this are Additional Item
All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report calling on the government to investigate and record effectively rates of malnutrition in older people. This has an estimated to cost the NHS and social care of £15.7 billion a year by 2030.
Report from Public Health England highlighting associations between health behaviours, other self-rated life factors (such as bullying and body image) and wellbeing. Its four main findings are: Young people who engaged in behaviour which might harm their health such as drinking and
Report from Public Health England identifying the features of a Healthy High Street. It should feature good quality design and furniture, providing accessible, safe communal spaces that can be used to create healthier, safer and more cohesive local communities. In doing so
This report is an early stage review of the impact of a local, integrated approach to support for long-term unemployed ESA claimants. It aims to identify whether a locally designed and delivered approach to employment support, complemented by integrated local services,
Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time this policy brief identifies: 24% of adults aged 65+ feel depressed and 16% feel anxious as a result of loneliness. Nearly a third of older adults feel that
Briefing in cojunction with Public Health England that outlines the Whole Systems Obesity programme which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity. The programme is exploring the evidence and local practice to develop guidance and tools to help councils
Report on loneliness calling for development of a national strategy with a ministerial lead, measurable outcomes, annual reporting and a knowledgebase of what works in combatting loneliness. This report seeks to be a catalyst for innovation and action across government,