Government Response to ACMD Report: Drug-related harms in homeless populations and how they can be reduced – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Government response to recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.  It accepts most recommendations with the exception of some of the metrics the report called for.

Drug-related harms in homeless populations and how they can be reduced – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

This report finds that there is increased risk of problematic drug use associated with people who experience homelessness. There is a higher rate of drug-related deaths, infections among people who inject drugs, and multiple morbidities. People who experience homelessness and

Navigating the uncharted waters: population ageing in the UK – International Longevity Centre: UK

International Longevity Centre – UK report that argues that the UK’s unprecedented population ageing poses a set of daunting, yet not insurmountable, challenges for policymakers, institutions and health care providers to design better solutions fit for an ageing society. It

Tackling loneliness: (Briefing Paper number 8514) – House of Commons Library

The government’s Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide ‘national leadership’ to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing: explains the Strategy; the steps taken

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

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

Ending the blame game: The case for a new approach to public health and prevention – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that advocates that action on prevention will not only improve health but also lead to increases in economic growth, make the NHS more sustainable and help to deliver social justice. It calls for the

Fixing the Care Crisis – Centre for Policy Studies

Report from the Centre for Policy Studies on approaches to delivering Social Care.  This think tank report suggests that the current system is financially and politically unsustainable, opaque, unfair, and actively discourages local councils from investing in social care and