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Care leavers get personal advisers

Every care leaver in the country is entitled to a Personal Adviser up to the age of 25, after the… more>>

Young people in care falling through cracks in accommodation provision

A spate of enquiries to Help at Hand, the helpline for looked after children, has highlighted concerns about local authorities denying… more>>

Social value of sheltered housing

DEMOS has published The social value of sheltered housing. This briefing paper brings together qualitative data relating to the savings… more>>

Reducing delays for people moving from hospital to social care

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced (on 3 July 2017) measures to support the NHS and local government in reducing delays… more>>

Care home research

The National Institute for Health Research has published Advancing care: research with care homes. This themed review examines what works… more>>

Mental health of young African Caribbean men

The Centre for Mental Health has published Against the odds: evaluation of the Mind Birmingham Up My Street programme.  This… more>>

Local government role in mental health and wellbeing

The Local Government Association has published Being mindful of mental health: the role of local government in mental health and… more>>

Vulnerable children in England

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published On measuring the number of vulnerable children in England. The preliminary report and… more>>

What makes us healthy?

The Health Foundation have launched a series of infographics and accompanying blogs and commentaries to describe and explain the social… more>>

Mental Health in Prisons

According to the National Audit Office, Government does not know how many people in prison have a mental illness, how… more>>

Enabling change through communities of practice:  Wellbeing our way

In June 2014, National Voices set out to explore and test how communities of practice could facilitate the spread of… more>>

A Mental Health Act fit for tomorrow.  An agenda for reform

The Mental Health Alliance, a campaign group formed in 2000 and representing 65 organisations has published a report holding the… more>>

Secondary school staff get mental health first aid training

From June 2017, teachers in secondary schools around the country are taking part in a new training programme to help… more>>

Autism self assessment framework exercise

This report presents the findings from the fourth autism self-assessment exercise carried out by local authorities (LAs) between July and… more>>

Child sexual exploitation: how public health can support prevention and intervention

This report from Public Health England summarises the emerging evidence from the UK on the issue of child sexual exploitation.… more>>

The C word: how we react to cancer today

This report from Macmillan Cancer Support argues that with cancer diagnoses becoming more common than marriage in the UK, there… more>>

National Lottery Awards For All – changes

National Lottery have refreshed their Awards for All guidance and application process  which is now available on their website. Shortened and… more>>

British Attitudes Survey: More Britons ‘back higher taxes’

Nearly half of Britons think the government should raise taxes and increase spending, an annual survey of public opinion suggests.… more>>

Social mobility barometer poll

Research shows social pessimism among young people and geographical divide. Findings from a YouGov survey of 4,723 adults and fieldwork carried… more>>

2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility failed

Two decades of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress in reducing the gap between… more>>

Latest statistics on children and young people’s health services

NHS Digital has published the latest figures on NHS-funded community services for children and young people aged 18 years or… more>>

Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues

A new report from the Nuffield Council of Bioethics highlights increasing concerns over anxiety related to unachievable appearance ideals –… more>>

Health and Work Infographics

Public Health England (PHE) and The Work Foundation have collaborated to produce the Health and Work infographics which cover the following topics… more>>

Guide to Healthy Living: Mosques

Public Health England West Midlands, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and KIKIT – Pathways to Recovery, have produced… more>>

Accountable care systems

NHS England has announced the areas in England covering some seven million people which will be the forefront of nationwide… more>>

Getting the dementia pathway right

NHS RightCare has published a scenario featuring fictional patient Tom and his wife and carer Barbara. It examines a dementia… more>>

Digital therapies for anxiety and depression

NICE is to start assessing new digital therapies to help treat anxiety and depression. As part of NHS England’s Improving… more>>

Long-stay rehabilitation services

The Centre for Mental Health has published Long-stay rehabilitation services. This briefing paper finds that a minority of people with… more>>

Improving young people’s mental fitness

Localis has published A healthy state of mind: improving young people’s mental fitness. This report focuses on how to create… more>>

Number of mental health patients treated miles from home surges by 40%

From the Independent The number of mental health patients being treated outside their local area has risen by almost 40 per cent… more>>

Calls for a review of Child protection funding

Children England are calling on the new government to review plans to withdraw central funding for child protection and other… more>>

Third of children’s mental health services may be facing downsizing or closure

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychoanalytic… more>>

Child emotional abuse reports surge

The number of children being reported as victims of emotional abuse has soared by 200 per cent in seven years,… more>>

Number of young people receiving mental health support rises to 240,000

Figures  published by the NHS show that at the end of February this year, there were 240,020 under-19s in contact with… more>>

Health and social care integration

The New Local Government Network has published Health and Social Care integration. This report summarises the discussions from two roundtable… more>>

Teenage drinking

Drinkaware has published Teenage drinking and the role of parents and guardians: findings from Drinkaware Monitor 2016. This survey of… more>>

New Figures Show Pressures On The NHS Continue To Grow

NHS England publishes monthly performance statistics for April. Figures show that the demand for services continues to grow with worrying… more>>

Preventing violence, promoting peace: a toolkit for preventing interpersonal, collective and extremist violence

This toolkit brings together evidence on the prevention of all types of violence including interpersonal violence (child maltreatment, intimate partner… more>>

Urban Green Space Interventions and Health: A Review of Impacts and Effectiveness

This report from the World Health organization (WHO) aims to fill the knowledge gap on the benefits of urban green… more>>

Core funding – insights from a review for Comic Relief

NCVO have recently completed a review for Comic Relief looking at the aspirations of over 1,500 organisations who applied to… more>>
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