Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has produced a guide to realising the potential of good housing to improving health and reducing inequalities. This briefing provides an overview of how housing may affect health and will be of interest to officers and politicians working in housing and public health.
Recent contributors include:
- George Black CBE, Visiting Professor at the International Public Policy Institute of the University of Strathclyde, and former Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council
- Professor John H. McKendrick, Glasgow School for Business and Society
- James Mitchell, Director of Academy of Government, Edinburgh University
- Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling and fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change
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Richard Kerley, Chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy, reviews the general approach that the parties appear to be taking in producing manifestos and campaigning for electoral success in 2017 local elections.
This briefing looks Scottish Government publications which highlight how GUS has contributed to our knowledge of the impact of inequalities in the early years, and then considers two recently published documents that focus on children’s wellbeing at around 7 years of age.
2016/17 may have been a testing year for Integration Authorities, but 2017/18 looks like it is going to be even tougher. So, what progress has been made in this first year of operation, and what do the next twelve months hold in store?
Amid financial austerity, local authorities find themselves having to make difficult choices between funding priorities. Social Return On Investment methodology is a tool that can help to inform choices, assisting LAs in their efforts to break away from departmental ‘silo mentality’ and save money.
One consequence of leaving the European Union is to separate UK equality standards and protections from a fundamental EU set of principles and practice. This briefing outlines the issues raised by the Women & Equalities Select Committee, the Equalities & Human Rights Commission, and by the Scottish Parliament's research unit.
This briefing covers a series of reports on the prognosis of climate change, environment and energy policy post-Brexit. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its review (PDF document)of the impact of Brexit on UK domestic climate change law.
Local authorities across the UK are increasingly turning to new service delivery models to fulfil their statutory duty to provide sufficient educational and recreational services for 13 to 19-year-olds.
This briefing is on the DfE commissioned evaluation of Firstline, a leadership programme for first line managers, working in children and families social work. It will be of prime interest to practitioners and leaders across the social care sector, as well as local authority officers and members.
Five Years Time – Local Government Funding Cuts and the Impact on Housing in Scotland from 2012-2017
Local elections in UK take place in May, this briefing will seek to identify the changes to local government funding since the last election, and assess the evolution of the relationship between central and local government, analysing the impact funding changes have had on LG service provision.