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

Supporting Young People’s Emotional Health and Well-being in Sefton: Interim Report – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) was commissioned by Public Health, Sefton Council to undertake a study investigating the current programmes implemented throughout Sefton that are aimed at supporting young people’s emotional health and well-being

Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision – Centre for Aging Better

Report that presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented. Although there are some NHS rehabilitation services that provide strength

The NHS Long Term Plan: Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment – NHS England

The Equality and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (EHIA) explains how NHS England has considered and addressed these ‘equality duties’ in developing the NHS Long Term Plan. This EHIA has assisted, and will assist, decision-makers to make informed decisions about the

The NHS Long Term Plan – NHS England

The NHS Long Term Plan was developed in partnership with those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts. The NHS long term plan focus’ on: Prevention of heart attacks,

Londoners said – Mental Health Foundation

Report on an engagement exercise udertaken for Thrive LDN by the Mental Health Foundation. Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The report recommends that they: Develop, train and support a

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

A Society of Readers – Demos

Demos carried out research over the summer of 2018 to assess the potential impact of reading on several great challenges of our time: loneliness, mental health problems, dementia and social (im)mobility. If left unchecked, this research shows, these challenges will

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

Comprehensive model of Personalised Care – NHS England

The comprehensive model of personalised care helps to establish a whole-population approach to supporting people of all ages and their carers to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing, build community resilience, and make informed decisions and choices when

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

Age is just a number: Views among people aged 50 and over in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing – Centre for Ageing Better

Report on a longitudinal study on ageing that finds it is essential that we help people to think about their health and how to keep active and socially connected as they grow older so that their worst expectations about poor

Evaluating implementation of the WHO set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children. Progress, challenges and guidance for next steps in the WHO European Region – World Health Organization

A growing body of independent monitoring and research indicates that existing policies and regulations are markedly insufficient to address the continuing challenges in this field. Policies and regulations tend to use narrow definitions and criteria (they frequently apply to pre-digital

Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life – The Centre for Ageing Better

Centre for Ageing Better report calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve

Review of alcohol-related harm in Wigan and Leigh – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

An estimated 1.55 million people in England drink at harmful levels and a further 6.6 million drink hazardously 1 . In Wigan, alcohol consumption is particularly high (NWPHO, 2007). Approximately a quarter of the population is reported to drink at

Evidence relating to new tobacco control priorities that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco: Evidence review and map of tobacco control activities in the North West of England – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The mapping and evidence review was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) and sought to map existing services, interventions and activities in the North West that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco; identify