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NHS accused of breaching doctor-patient confidentiality for helping Home Office target foreigners

The Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) have launched a legal challenge to a secret data-sharing agreement between the Home Office, Department… more>>

Over 100,000 children rejected for mental health treatment

According to the NSPCC, an average of 150 referrals a day are turned away from NHS children's mental health services… more>>

One in Five people not earning the real Living Wage

Research conducted by Markit for KPMG has found that one in five people (21 percent) in the UK are still… more>>

Moving more, ageing well

This report from UK Active highlights the need for innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent that could… more>>

Current, future and avoidable costs of strokes in the UK

A report from the Stroke Association estimates that the current cost of stroke to the UK is £26 billion every… more>>

Preliminary Evidence that Adult Colouring Reduces Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety

Adult coloring books have flooded the market with titles alluding to therapeutic value, yet it is unclear whether they fulfil… more>>

More than 300,000 people in Britain homeless today

In the most extensive review of its kind, the housing charity Shelter combined official rough-sleeping, temporary accommodation and social services… more>>

CQC completes initial review of mental health services for children and young people

The report of the first phase of a Government-commissioned review of mental health services for children and young people in England … more>>

Improving mental health support for our children and young people

Expert Working Group final report In February 2016 the Department for Education (DfE) minister announced that an Expert Working Group… more>>

The Cost of Housing for Low-Income Renters

The ‘affordability’ of housing is one of the most prominent domestic public policy issues of the day, and for good… more>>

Prevention: How do you know that Your Council is Doing all it Can to Deliver on Prevention?

Prevention involves tackling the wide range of determinants that contribute to poor health in individuals and populations, with the aim… more>>

Talking therapy may relieve high levels of anxiety about health conditions

This report from the National Institute for Health Research refers to a specific talking therapy called ‘cognitive behavioural therapy for… more>>

Children and young people’s mental health – the role of education: government response

In May 2017, two Commons Select Committees published a joint report examining key issues related to children and young people's mental health… more>>

Research shows 44 UK cities breach World Health Organization guidelines on air pollution

New research on UK pollution published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Lancet Countdown collaboration shows that 44… more>>

Tobacco control policy / e-cigarettes regulation

The House of Commons Library has published the following briefings: Tobacco control policy overview  - provides a summary on the tobacco… more>>

Modern slavery victims to receive longer period of support

Measures designed to radically improve the identification and support for victims of human trafficking and modern slavery were announced on… more>>

New guidance to ensure victims of domestic abuse can access safe social housing

New guidance to ensure victims of domestic abuse can easily access safe, long-term accommodation was published on 30th October 2017.… more>>

Help the Charity Commission to reduce insider fraud in charities

One of the most damaging types of fraud is insider fraud. This is fraud committed by someone involved with the… more>>

Are you aware of what you’re burning this Guy Fawkes night?

The Environment Agency is reminding people it’s illegal to burn many types of waste. Burning certain types of waste and setting… more>>

Child abuse and neglect: guidance

This guideline, NG67, from NICE covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It… more>>

Public health: everyone’s business?

This second report in the Provider Voices series uses 12 interviews with health leaders from across the NHS and local… more>>

Beyond Places of Safety

The Department of Health has launched the Beyond Places of Safety scheme  which will provide £15 million to improve support services… more>>

The role of care homes in end of life care

Public Health England has published resources examining the role of care homes in end of life care . The resources include… more>>

Obesity prevalence increases in reception age primary school children

According to a report published by NHS Digital, the prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from… more>>

Custody deaths review urges shake-up

From the BBC Deaths in police custody should be probed by investigators qualified in securing evidence at crime scenes, a… more>>

The impact of homelessness on health: a guide for local authorities

This report warns that that the rising number of older homeless people will create significant extra pressures for councils, for… more>>

Mental health service models for young people

In 2015, the government committed five years of extra funding for children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS). All… more>>

Teenage girls more likely to self-harm than boys

There has been a sharp rise in self-harm reported in general practices for girls aged between 13-16 years from 2011… more>>

Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers

An independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer for the Department of Health and… more>>

Survey of Carers 2016-17

This report from North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Adult Social Care (focus) is based on the Findings… more>>

Can you help CARE?

CARE are a local charity with a mission to help relieve poverty, hardship and distress in North East Lincolnshire. They… more>>

New end of life resources from Age UK and the malnutrition taskforce

Age UK and the malnutrition taskforce have published a booklet and accompanying animation designed to help people have positive conversations… more>>

Integrating health and social care

The British Red Cross has published Prevention in action: How prevention and integration are being understood and prioritised locally in England.… more>>

Survey of adults receiving social care and support services shows slight rise in reports of feeling safe

More people receiving social services care feel "as safe as they want" according to the results of a survey published… more>>

Suicide and homicide annual report

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide: Annual Report 2017. This 2017… more>>

New £15m programme to train a million in mental health first aid

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health “first aid” skills.… more>>

Supporting people with severe mental health problems into work

The Centre for Mental Health has published Making Individual Placement and Support work: an evaluation of implementation and sustainability. This report… more>>

Making individual placement and support work

This report from the Centre for Mental Health finds that setting up an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment service… more>>

Protect your charity from fraud

Like any other sector, charities are not immune to criminal abuse from fraudsters. Fraud poses a serious risk to valuable… more>>

Keep your charity safe – watch out for phishing scams

This alert has been issued by the Charity Commission because of increasing reports of phishing scams. They are urging charities… more>>

New Active Lives figures reveal stark gender gap in volunteering

A comprehensive picture of volunteering in sport and activity – including the stark gender gap – has been revealed in… more>>

Fixing Child Sexual Exploitation

Young people who survived child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSE) have put forward their recommendations on how to tackle the… more>>
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