The Nightingale: Time to get serious about addressing the social, behavioural and environmental influences on health – Nesta

Paper from Nesta that proposes a new centre of innovation and research excellence to equip us with the knowledge we need to improve the social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health.  For too long the UK has promised to tackle

Left to their own devices: Young people, social media and mental health – Bernado’s

Using the internet and social media is an important part of life for children and young people.  It can be a positive opportunity to learn, to connect with friends and family and to have fun. However, internet use can also

State of Caring Survey 2019: A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK – Carers UK

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. This year over 7,500 current carers shared their experiences and helped inform our State of Caring 2019 report. Key findings include: almost

Active travel: Trends, policy and funding: (Briefing Paper Number 8615) – House of Commons Library

Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. The Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in 2017, is the government’s strategy to promote walking and cycling in England. Given active travel is a devolved policy

Inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people – All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People report following an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. An estimate of some of the costs of poor housing

Childhood vulnerability in numbers: Need, spend, and the millions of children in England who miss out – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s infographic report that examines the latest scale of, and trends over time in, rates of childhood vulnerability. It estimates the total number of children in England currently receiving statutory support or intervention (those who are ‘in the system’),

What a difference a place makes: the growing impact of health and wellbeing boards – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that highlights how health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) are making a real difference through a wide range of initiatives, including reducing hospital admissions and time spent in hospital, reducing demand for GP appointments, helping thousands of

Too clean or not too clean?: The Case for Targeted Hygiene in the Home and Everyday Life – Royal Society for Public Health

Royal Society for Public Health making the case for targeted hygiene in the home and everyday life, as the most effective framework for preventing the spread of infection and supporting a healthy microbiome.  It finds while there is a general understanding

Moving Matters: Interventions to increase physical activity – National Institute for Health Research

We need to know more about what works in getting people active and sustaining this, particularly for those who are least active now. This review focuses on National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded research evaluating interventions to increase physical activity

There is an alternative: ending austerity in the UK – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that identifies that while the global financial crisis of 2007/08 had a significant impact on the UK’s public finances. Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an

Adaptions without delay: A guide to planning and delivering home adaptations differently: Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Housing LIN

This guide is to address delays in the delivery of all types of adaptations (minor and major) across all tenures that occur when people receive a disproportionate response to their need for an adaptation. Delays in installing adaptations can increase

Understanding the societal impact of treatment of early breast cancer: What are the non-clinical outcomes associated with disease progression? – RAND Europe

RAND Europe report that finds: Existing effective treatment for early breast cancer may lead policymakers and payers to underestimate the need for investment in further improvements and innovation in treatment and delivery of care in early breast cancer. The cost

Protecting people and places in poverty from the risks of a no-deal Brexit – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Government is taking steps to prepare the country for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU in March without a Withdrawal Agreement. There is widespread agreement that leaving without a Withdrawal Agreement would be likely to lead to

Where next for Universal Credit and tackling poverty? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Creating a system that is integrated and responds to people’s changing circumstances is the right thing to do. We all depend on public services such as our health, education and social security systems at various times in our lives; we

Briefing: end the benefit freeze to stop people being swept into poverty – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The freeze on most working age benefits and tax credits has led to vital support falling further behind the rising cost of living. It is unacceptable that the incomes of millions are being squeezed, and the system that should help

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 – Crisis

The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 is the third annual report of an independent study, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key findings In the three years since the last report was published, homelessness has

The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 – Crisis

This annual report funded by Crisis and JRF analyses the impact of economic and policy developments on homelessness, drawing on a survey of councils, statistical analysis and in-depth interviews.  It finds: With the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in April

How can Universal Credit help parents move out of poverty? – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This research looks at how Universal Credit (UC) can be changed to help loosen the grip of poverty on working parents.  Working parents involved in this research saw Universal Credit as a contributory factor to their poor standards of living.

Decent work: Harnessing the power of local government – Institute for Public Policy Research North

The North is enduring a severe job quality crisis. Record high employment figures conceal major deficiencies in the quality of work people are doing. And while every region of the country has seen an unprecedented squeeze on wages, real weekly

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.