Government proposals to develop services to support the mental health of children and young people include an institution-based ‘Designated Senior Lead’ to work with new Mental Health Support Teams, and much more.
The issue of securing uplifts in land value associated with public policy interventions is difficult and controversial. However, it is important for infrastructure investment accompanying development, including housing development. A recent HCLG Committee report, and this briefing, reflect the issue’s complexity and associated controversies.
Evidence has been accumulating that many challenges and barriers are built into the electoral process for people experiencing disabilities. While some measures have been taken to address mobility and visual issues, those with learning difficulties or mental illness are facing particular obstacles that are not yet being addressed.
In September 2018, the Social Metrics Commission produced a report which outlined a new approach to poverty measurement for the UK. The new metric reflects more accurately the realities and experiences of living in poverty than previous measures.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)’s Commission on Economic Justice has been working for nearly two years on proposals for fundamental reform of the British economy. We look at its final report here.
DfE publication ‘Secondary school choice and selection’ looks at how parental choice and admissions vary across different English cities, and for different socio-demographic groups within those cities, and the relationship to social mobility and equality of access.
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.
Immigration seemingly played a major part in deciding the EU referendum in 2016. With the UK due to leave the European Union in six months’ time, a debate is underway on how the UK’s immigration system should look at the start of the next decade.
Brexit is at a critical, and unpredictable, stage. This update focuses and comments on the latest news, immigration, the economy, a possible no deal scenario, Scotland and Ireland
By 2025, 8.2 million households will be headed by someone over 65. This paper from SCIE and partners focuses on some of the biggest challenges that affect housing in later life and on the improvements which could make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of an ageing population.