Swift Read: SNP Conference Autumn 2018

November 21, 2018

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.

Public Health in Scotland – New Insights

November 20, 2018

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.

Swift Read: SOLACE Scotland Conference 2018

November 19, 2018

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.

Health profile for England: 2018

November 16, 2018

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.

The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

November 15, 2018

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.

Health, public health and social care round up: October 2018

November 12, 2018

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.

Local Age Friendly Solutions in Ireland

November 10, 2018

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.

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