Better Connected changes for 2016-17: overview and scoring details

Better Connected reviewers met on 20 September to review last year's survey round and plan for 2016-17. In 2015-16 we introduced many changes. Most important was that we moved to publishing...

Diabetes prevalence model for local authorities and CCGs

This model , produced by Public Health England and the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, estimates the total number  of adults with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in...

Effective Health and Wellbeing Boards - findings from 10 case studies

Shared Intelligence were commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore in detail the characteristics of an effective Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). They did...

Please lend your support to the latest wave of the Government’s major survey of underage smoking, drinking and drug use

The latest wave of the Government’s Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England (SDD) is taking place in secondary schools across the country now .  The survey has run...

Living with Dementia

Living with dementia is not about some one with dementia, it's not about caring for someone with dementia it about living in a residential  care home where everyone else has dementia. It's...

Putting the work into workshops – a matter of life and death

Making meetings effective could be a life and death issue. Partnership working often requires joint delivery of something – whether a strategy, programme of action, event or whatever.   ...

Social care for older people: home truths

This report, published jointly by the Nuffield Trust with The King's Fund , looks at the current state of social care services for older people in England, through a combination of national...

The power of people in movements for health

Nesta has launched a new report, Health as a Social Movement: The Power of People in Movements ,  produced as part of NHS England’s Health as a Social Movement Programme . It...

Walking for Health

In England, half of all adults are not active enough to benefit their health. This means that they are at risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But it...

Empty homes event of the year is all the Buzz…

The agenda for this year’s Scottish Empty Homes Conference is well and truly packed.  Quite a number of music-heads around the Shelter Scotland offices are particularly stoked about...