Ageing: Future planning Horizon scanning for those aged 65+: (Observatory Report Series No. 74) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Summarises two pieces of work: a review of the literature on ageing and its implications for health and healthcare in the future; and, the outcomes of a regional conference, Ageing: Future Planning, held on 6 October 2009.

Environmental Control Equipment for Patients with Complex Disability (All Ages) – NHS England

This service specification covers the provision of environmental controls which is one aspect of the specialist services to support patients with complex physical disabilities (excluding wheelchair services).  

Learning disabilities and autism: A health needs assessment for children and adults in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Rapid health needs assessment for learning disabilities and autism amongst adults and children for the nine local authority areas across Cheshire and Merseyside. The report focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of adults and children with learning disabilities and autism

Exploring education and training in relation to older people’s health and social care: A report prepared for Dunhill Medical Trust – Picker Institute Europe

The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the

A Health Needs Assessment for Children and Adults with Neurodevelopmental Conditions in Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

A rapid health needs assessment for children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). This report includes a review of the literature which details: risk factors, prevalence estimates and a summary

Learning disabilities and autism: A health needs assessment for children and adults in Merseyside and North Cheshire: (Liverpool Public Health Observatory Report series number 94) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

The aim was to determine the health and wellbeing needs of people with learning disabilities and autism, providing accurate data. The findings have been used to develop a set of recommendations for local commissioners. Summary and Recommendations

Homelessness in Liverpool City Region: A Health Needs Assessment: (LPHO Report series number 96) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This health needs assessment aims to determine the health needs of the local homeless population within Liverpool City Region and to investigate the extent to which current service provision is addressing their health needs. Recommendations are made resulting from a

Disability Measurement and Monitoring using the Washington Group Disability Questions – Department for International Development

The Washington Group was set up by the United Nations Statistical Commission. It works with countries to produce better information about people with disabilities. The Washington Group has developed useful questions for countries to use to help find out whether

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2017: National Results Summary – Quality Health

Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity

Sustainable County Social Care: A Green Paper that Delivers a New Deal for Counties – County Councils Network

Paper from the County Councils Network that calls for a fully-funded Cap on the cost of social care to prevent services, care providers and councils being pushed closer to breaking point.  It also makes the case that if the government’s reform agenda is

The lives we want to lead: The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing – Local Government Association

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.   This document sets out options for how the system could be improved and the

The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People – Department for Transpor

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a: government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people clear programme of monitoring and evaluation new governance framework for accountablility

Fostering Better Outcomes: The Government response to the Education Select Committee report into fostering and Foster Care in England – Department for Education

This document sets out the government’s response to that report and to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into fostering. The response sets out the steps the government are taking to improve the outcomes and well-being of children in care.

Fostering: First Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Education Committee

Foster care is an invaluable part of the care system, providing thousands of children and young people with safe, loving and stable homes and family environments. Yet the foster care system in England is currently under pressure: the number of

Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard [QS171] – NICE

This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have

Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System – Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence

The Contribution of Non-UK EU Workers in the Social Care Workforce in Scotland – IPSOS Mori

Report that assesses the Contribution of EU Workers in the Social Care Workforce in Scotland which provides robust estimates of the number of non-UK EU workers in specified adult social care and childcare sub-sectors (adult day care, care at home,

Dignity and Respect for All: creating new norms, tackling stigma and ensuring non-discrimination – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to the discrimination and stigma that people with disabilities experience in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines some of the main challenges the international community faces for tackling both and considers ways forward.  

Global Disability Summit – Harnessing technology and innovation – Department for International Development

Explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within

Global Disability Summit – Routes to economic empowerment – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to work and social protection as it relates to people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to ensuring people with disabilities achieve economic empowerment on an equal basis with others