Combating loneliness

There is growing recognition that loneliness is a serious problem, with far reaching implications, not just for individuals, but also for wider communities, which merits the attention of local...

Transforming Care - Empowerment films – what empowerment means to me

Transforming Care is all about improving the lives of people with learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that are described as challenging. We know that when people are...

PHE’s One You campaign is helping middle age people live more healthily by asking ‘How are you?’ and providing free support and tools

Eight out of 10 of the middle aged either weigh too much, drink too much or don’t exercise enough, as new analysis from Public Health England ( PHE ) published on 28 December 2016 shows modern...

An evaluation of the accuracy of official high-age population estimates, in England and Wales

Increasing numbers of people are living to very old ages (90 and over). This has led to growing interest in obtaining accurate estimates of population numbers and mortality rates by single year...

Parents do not recognise that their children are overweight, survey finds

Most parents of overweight children in England think their weight is about right, raising fears obesity has been normalised. ( Article published 14th December 2016, Guardian online ). The vast...

First major survey of Britain’s attitudes on obesity published

Public Health England commissioned NatCen Social Research to include a set of questions in its British Social Attitudes ( BSA ) survey to understand the public’s view of obesity and...

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...

LGA and Lancashire running pilot to develop health and wellbeing app from new scheme for service descriptions

A new project has started in Summer 2016 to work with data standards experts, open data enthusiasts and local public service providers (including local authorities and their partners) to find a...

Age UK Winter Health Resources

As the latest excess winter deaths statistics are set to be released this week, Age UK is urging older people and their families to seek advice about protecting themselves from winter...

Free analysis tools and training from the MAX project team - making best use of the Adult Social Care and Carers surveys

Additional training webinars being hosted on the 2nd December The Adult Social Care and Carers surveys collect robust data on the outcomes of individuals in receipt of social-care services...