Housing and wellbeing: what works?

We can all agree that where you live, how you live and the community you live in are linked to your wellbeing. Yet we have little evidence of the ways it can impact different...

Where We Live Now - a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking

Where We Live Now is a series of activities centred on the theme of place and place-based policymaking conducted by the British Academy . It incorporates analysis, events, a microsite ,...

The Language of Mental Health

It was just a short " chatty" piece in the Guardian. A conversation in the play ground. It was not the mundaneness of  the topic that jarred it was the language. The word "depressed" was used...

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement with local STPs - deadline extended to 11 May

Survey seeking councillor views on their engagement in the development of local Sustainability and Transformation Plans UPDATE: Thank you to all councillors who have already submitted...

Share your views on future health challenges to inform NIHR research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is taking a long term view on the shape of the health challenges that will most likely be seen in 20-30 years' time. The results will be used to...

Local Authority awkward squad

  Health and social care is high on the government's agenda but is the resent advice note   from the DoH another example of trying to narrow the remit of local authorities and their...

The difference between management and leadership

Management, as managers are fond of saying, isn't about being liked but I say leadership is. Human nature is such that if staff don't like you they won't like what you say. If staff don 't...

Wider determinants of health data comparison tool from Public Health England

This Wider Determinants of Health tool from Public Health England brings together local indicators and resources about the wider determinants of health. It is designed to draw attention to...

Surrey CC played poker and won

  So the government claims no deal was done with Surrey County Council it just happens that they benefit from the formula for allocating the additional funds more than any other...

No lying necessary

  When I first became a specialist social worker for people with dementia I took a very purest view to lying to clients. All to often staff who cared for some one with dementia would...