Topic: Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement

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NatCen British Social Attitudes Survey 2019

4 Sep 2019 in Briefings

Every year NatCen surveys over 3,000 randomly selected people about life in Britain and their views on how the country is being run. The latest survey gives an insight into changing social and political attitudes which will be of interest to local government as community leaders, service providers and employers.



First 1000 days of life: Government response to Commons report

9 Aug 2019 in Briefings

The Government has responded to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report, First 1000 days of life, outlining a range of initiatives. MPs have debated the response: there remains some way to go to achieve an integrated strategy for children in the first two years of life.


Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

5 Aug 2019 in Briefings

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.


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School Sport and Activity – Government Plan

31 Jul 2019 in Briefings

The plan aims to provide school pupils in England with greater opportunities to access at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day including strengthening the role of physical activity within a young person’s daily routine, providing guidance on how teachers and parents can play their part, and promoting a joined-up approach to physical activity and mental wellbeing.


Sure Start Children’s Centres – update

26 Jul 2019 in Briefings

At its peak, there were 3,600 Sure Start Children’s Centres in England which brought together a range of services designed to improve the life chances of the youngest children and their families including early education and childcare, health visitors, parenting classes, welfare to work guidance and playgroups. This briefing provides an update on the programme.




LGiU Homelessness Commission: final report

25 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission has published its final report. It is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government, those who have to actually implement the policy and who provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.


30 Hours Free Childcare: one year on

21 Jun 2019 in Briefings

A one year on look at the 30 hours free childcare entitlement offer: benefits for better off families and disadvantaged parents already in work as they can work longer, but not children from the most disadvantaged families whose parents are not in work. It has encouraged greater flexibility by childcare settings but also undermines their financial sustainability and the quality of provision.