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On the Party Conferences Radar

This briefing summarises policy announcements from the conferences from the three main Westminster parties and comments on the messages they reveal, particularly on how the parties see devolution and the role of local government after next May. It also gives some details on plans for health and social care and how the parties envisage the deficit being reduced if they form a majority administration.

The briefing should be of interest to officers and councillors in all kinds of authority and for partner organisations, and especially for those working in policy, health, social care and finance.

Health, public health and social care round up: September 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:

* major developments in September

* health and social care reform and finance

* public health

* health and social care quality and practice.

A vision for care fit for the twenty-first century: Commission on Residential Care

The Commission on Residential Care describes how ‘residential care’ can shift from being a service that most people dread, to one that helps people live the lives they want. It makes recommendations for national and local government, the NHS and other partners. Core to this is a proposal to separate the elements of ‘care’ and ‘housing’ in assessment, commissioning, provision and regulation.

This briefing will be of interest to councillors and officers in councils with adult social care responsibilities, and to all those who seek to improve social care services in their areas.

Barker Commission: A threat to social care?

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Yesterday the Barker Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care was launched at the King’s Fund.  I can only commend the commissioners’ willingness to tackle some really tough issues. We know that care is in a perilous state. …

Health, public health and social care round up: August 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in August
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Sport, community and councils

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We believe that community sport offers an excellent vehicle for councils to achieve key aims, like improved public health but also as a way to build better networks, achieve stronger more resilient communities and develop an array of opportunities that …

Health, public health and social care round up: July 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
• major developments in July
• health and social care reform and finance
• public health
• health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: June 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in June
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Health, public health and social care round up: May 2014

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the following categories:
◾major developments in May
◾health and social care reform and finance
◾public health
◾health and social care quality and practice.

Climate Change and Social Justice: A Review

* The review is part of a series by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (written by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) ) which aims to analyse the social justice implications of climate change in the UK. Using a rapid research assessment method to analyse literature, it also makes recommendations related to existing mitigation and adaptation policies and actions (at both national and local level) and the degree to which they currently or could deliver socially-just outcomes
* It suggests that little is known about the social impacts of climate change policies. In general there is a focus on short-term disaster responses rather than long-term resilience building. It argues that local authorities, especially in the policy areas of spatial planning, health, housing, have a key role to play and need to more strongly consider the social implications and equity dimensions of their climate change policies and actions
* This will be relevant not just to those working in environmental or sustainability units, but also those in social welfare, housing, healthcare and community engagement. Local authorities at all scales are implicated; but especially those in urban areas and those with flood management and/or coastal management responsibilities.