Finding connection in a disconnected age: Stories of community in a time of change – Cares Family and Nesta

Our need for social connection is at the heart of what it is to be human. It is essential to our health and well-being, the vitality of our communities and has inspired many of the most successful innovations of the

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

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

Scaling up social lettings? Scope, impact and barriers – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report identifies a range of different organisations, described as social lettings agencies (SLAs), that are seeking loosen the grip of poverty by improving the options available to low-income or vulnerable households in the private rented sector (PRS). Although not a substitute for

Beyond the NHS: addressing the root causes of poor health – Centre for Progressive Policy

Centre for Progressive Policy report argues that a radical change of direction is required and focuses on how to develop and deliver a social model of health. It claims that the greatest socioeconomic challenges of our time, from poor-quality housing

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

Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy – Carnegie Trust

There is growing recognition of the importance of human connection and relationships for individual and societal wellbeing. Values that were previously considered ‘out-of-scope’ – such as kindness, love and compassion – just might form part of the solution to some of our most

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

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

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-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

STAD in Europe (SiE): Process and outcome evaluation of Wrexham’s Drink Less Enjoy More intervention – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

The SiE project aims to reduce binge drinking and associated harms in young people, through the development of locally tailored community based interventions designed to tackle heavy episodic drinking in different drinking environments. The project is based on the original

Health and Lifestyles in the North West – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The North West regional lifestyle survey – the largest ever survey in the region – took place between June and December 2007. The region’s residents were asked about their general health, height and weight, diet and nutrition, physical activity, alcohol

Using geodemographics to segment the market for hazardous and harmful drinkers in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Social marketing is an insight driven process that seeks to first understand the lives of those whose behaviour it is seeking to change. It uses a systematic approach to understand the rich mixture of the population who may have different

Evaluation of Phase Two of the Liverpool Peer to Peer Project: May 2009 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

It has been demonstrated that injecting drug users are initiated into injecting by their peers and that promoting health initiatives to socially marginalised groups demands creative approaches. Peer led approaches are both innovative and creative in their philosophy and practice

Poverty in Scotland – Josephy Rowntree Foundation

Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis looking at poverty trends for families with children in Scotland, reflecting the commitments in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act to achieve substantial reductions by 2030. It highlights upcoming Scottish Government labour market strategies that have the potential to

All the Lonely People: Loneliness in Later Life – Age UK

Report from Age UK that focus’ on understanding the circumstances associated with feeling lonely and explaining what we know works in supporting people to tackle feelings of persistent loneliness. It suggests: Social activities are an essential component of successful approaches to tackling

Childhood Injuries: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Childhood Injuries from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Adapting the environment Provision and use of safety devices Safety education Skills training Multi-component interventions

Road Traffic Accidents: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Road Traffic Accidents from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Adapting the environment Safety education and skills training Addressing drink driving Multi-component interventions Enforcement of legislation