Category: Health and Wellbeing

Integration seems a laudable goal for health and social care. In this blog I explore two senses of the word “cause” – etiology and advocacy. Let us advance the agenda of integration by understanding its nature, which in turn can…

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is a small charity and the lead strategic partner to the Scottish Government in the delivery of ‘The keys to life’ learning disability strategy. A key driver behind the strategy is improving the quality…

Today, our partners at Happy City publish the second Thriving Places Index since its launch last year. In today’s guest blog, Wren Aigaki-Lander, Head of Development, explains what the Index looks at, why it’s important and what this year’s findings…

The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular, particularly in the UK. According to surveys, there are now over 3.5 million vegans in the UK alone and this number is growing every day. The vegan diet is also said to be…

Over half the world’s population today – and 80% in the UK –  resides in cities, creating a challenge for urban planners to efficiently accommodate increasing numbers of residents in a healthy and positive environment. Mental health in particular is…

~ UK Workers claim approachability as the top CEO trait, yet 55% have never met their leader ~ ~ Richard Branson the ideal boss, as workers desire a “global missionary” CEO ~ ~ Old school leaders that are out of…

This week’s guest blog is co-authored by Amanda Hill-Dixon from The Young Foundation and David Luckin from Co-op on the development of the Co-op Community Wellbeing Index which aims to measure community wellbeing at a local level across the UK.…

The former Clinical and Public Health Director at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has expressed dismay at the removal of explicit ethics and values in the proposed revision of the NICE Social Value Judgements document. Professor…

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Study of young people’s opinions and behaviours finds no resurgence in smoking Young people’s views about smoking have continued to become more negative since the introduction of e-cigarettes, a study led by Cardiff University researchers has found. The analysis, which…

A new rehabilitation programme which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK. Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement…