Tackling loneliness and social isolation: the role of commissioners: (SCIE Highlights No 3) – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Bulletin from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that identifies that loneliness and social isolation are conditions that are difficult to identify, complex to address and hard to resolve. The evidence base for interventions to address the problems of loneliness

Young people’s travel – what’s changed and why? – Department for Transport

Department for Transport  research on young people’s travel behaviour to better understand: why young people are driving less than previous generations what the future implications of this are Additional Item

Hidden hunger and malnutrition in the elderly – All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger

All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger report calling on the government to investigate and record effectively rates of malnutrition in older people. This has an estimated to cost the NHS and social care of £15.7 billion a year by 2030.

Greater Manchester: Working Well Early impact assessment (Research Report No 946) – Learning and Work Institute

This report is an early stage review of the impact of a local, integrated approach to support for long-term unemployed ESA claimants.  It aims to identify whether a locally designed and delivered approach to employment support, complemented by integrated local services,

Loneliness: The public health challenge of our time: A policy briefing – Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland

Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time this policy brief identifies: 24% of adults aged 65+ feel depressed and 16% feel anxious as a result of loneliness. Nearly a third of older adults feel that

Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity – Local Government Association

Briefing in cojunction with Public Health England that outlines the Whole Systems Obesity programme which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity. The programme is exploring the evidence and local practice to develop guidance and tools to help councils

Combatting loneliness one conversation at a time: A call to action – Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Report on loneliness calling for development of a national strategy with a ministerial lead, measurable outcomes, annual reporting and a knowledgebase of what works in combatting loneliness.  This report seeks to be a catalyst for innovation and action across government,

Inequalities in later life: The issue and the implications for policy and practice – Centre for Ageing Better

Whilst there are a range of influences on inequalities in later life, the most compelling evidence relates to our circumstances and experiences across the life course and the combination of multiple factors that shape people’s experiences in later life (intersectionality). Inequalities in later

Inequalities in later life – Centre for Ageing Better

Report that  aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and  the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life

Air Pollution Benefits Of Active Travel: Final report for Sustrans – Eunomia

Report by Eunomia for Sustrans that provides a air quality measurement model that aims to support local authorities in making the case for investment in walking and cycling and estimates the contribution of active travel in reducing air pollution –

UK Poverty 2017: A comprehensive analysis of poverty trends and figures – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

UK Poverty 2017 highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. This is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners. 8 million

UK poverty: Causes, costs and solutions – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life

State of the Nation: Older people and malnutrition in the UK today – Malnutrition Task Force

Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in

Dundee smart health and care strategy: a strategic plan for using technology to support people to live Independently and manage their own health and care 2017-2020 – Dundee’s Health & Strategic Care Partnership

A strategic plan for using technology to support people to live independently and manage their own health and care’ brings together telecare and telehealth, equipment and adaptations, and smart accommodation.

Making The Economic Case For Investing In Actions To Prevent And/Or Tackle Loneliness: A Systematic Review: A Briefing Paper – Campaign to End Loneliness

Evidence review on the economic impact of loneliness interventions. It finds that up to £3 of health care costs can be saved for every £1 spent on an effective intervention on loneliness.  

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals – Health Research & Educational Trust

Individuals struggling with food insecurity, housing instability, limited access to transportation or other barriers may experience poor health outcomes, increased health care utilization and increased health care costs. Addressing these determinants of health, commonly referred to as social determinants of health, or simply social determinants, will have a

A Guide to Delivering and Commissioning Tier 2 Adult Weight Management Services – Public Health England

This guide brings together the evidence to support the local commissioning and delivery of effective tier 2 weight management services for adults. Services should be multi-component and include diet, physical activity and behaviour change components. Physical activity services alone are

Key Performance Indicators: Tier 2 Weight Management Services for Adults – Public Health England

This document provides an example of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which could be incorporated into a specification for a tier 2 adult weight management service.

New Models Of Care In Practice: Integrated Primary And Acute Care Systems Vanguard: Better Care Together (Morecambe Bay) – NHS Confederation

Case study of the Better Care Together (Morecambe Bay) vanguard which has put listening to its local community and supporting their wellbeing at the heart of its vanguard work. Self-care and prevention are vital to helping people to avoid hospital

Public Health Working With The Voluntary, Community And Social Enterprise Sector: New Opportunities And Sustainable Change: Case Studies – Local Government Association

The case studies in this report show how public health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) are working together to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. The case studies demonstrate how harnessing the skills,