Eleven years after the Scottish National Party formed a minority government and took charge of Scotland for the first time, LGiU Scotland attended the three-day National Conference packed with fringe events, speeches, policy-making and much more.
The publication in August 2018 of a report from the Scottish Public Health Observatory on the burden of disease attracted a considerable amount of interest and drew national attention to the Observatory’s work. This briefing covers the findings of this report.
This year we had the opportunity to attend SOLACE Scotland's Annual Conference, which took place in September. Here we report on what was discussed and what we took away from it.
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 second annual report from Public Health England combines data and knowledge with information from other sources to give a broad picture of the health of people in England in 2018. This briefing aims to inform Scottish readers of the issues south of the border.
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.
Navigating the Maze of Adult Social Work Services – Assessment, Planning, and Commissioning of Community Care Services
This is the third in a series of articles looking at social work services in Scotland, and considers the planning, assessment and commissioning of adult community care services. It will be of interest to all those involved in the commissioning and delivery of social work services.
Originally published by the LGiU in England, 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.
Having an ageing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, so in recent years, Ireland has taken significant steps to become an age-friendly nation. This briefing covers the work of Age Friendly Ireland and what Scotland can learn from this.
From Executive to Ceremonial: Directly Elected Mayors in the United States, Australia and New Zealand
This briefing examines the issue of directly elected mayors to ascertain if a correlation exists between an elected political leader in a city and greater decision making capabilities for that location, given the context of Scotland and its new City Deals.