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Fuel Poverty: How to Improve Health and Wellbeing Through Action on Affordable Warmth

Butcher, J., UK Health Forum Fuel poverty, Public health, Professionals, Wellbeing, Local authorities This guide aims to improve health and wellbeing through warm and healthy housing and reducing energy costs for vulnerable households. It aims to support ...

Plain Packaging Review: Independent Review into Standardised Packaging of Tobacco

Chantler, C. Packaging of tobacco Standardised packaging of tobacco is likely to contribute to a modest but important reduction in smoking, including reducing the rate of children taking up smoking, Sir Cyril Chantler will say today. These are the main co ...

Healthy Start

National Health Service (NHS) Low-income, Vulnerable families If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. This important means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with lo ...

Start active, stay active: a report on physical activity from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers

Chief Medical Officer (UK) A UK-wide document that presents guidelines on the volume, duration, frequency and type of physical activity required A UK-wide document that presents guidelines on the volume, duration, frequency and type of physical activity r ...

Demographic trends in suicide in the UK and Ireland 1980- 2010.

Background Ireland has the 17th highest suicide rate in the EU and the 4th highest among 15ââ,¬â?o24-year-old males (WHO 2012). Suicide is the leading cause of death in this age group; death by hanging accounted for 69 % of suicides in 2010. Methods This ...

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Surveillance Volume, 2012: On the State of the Public’s Health

Chief Medical Officer (UK) Public health, Blindness, Deafness, Obesity, Overweight In this report, the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, looks at some of the big issues she identified in her last surveillance report. She has invited experts t ...

Planning Practice Guidance

10.14655/11971-749000 Public Health England (PHE) Built environment, Community, Infrastructure, Development The Department for Communities and Local Government has published National Planning Practice Guidance which recognises the importance of local infr ...

Obesity and disability- children and young people

10.14655/11971-745475 Gatineau, M., Public Health England (PHE) Obesity, Disability, disorder, Inequality, Illness This paper examines the evidence linking obesity and disability in children and young people. It looks at a range of impairments or health c ...

Making the Most of Healthy Start: A Practical Guide

First Steps Nutrition Trust Food, Nutrition This guide provides practical guidance for health professionals to use when supporting families eligible for Healthy Start food and vitamin vouchers. The report contains a range of simple, tested, cost effective ...

Eating Well for a Healthy Pregnancy: A Practical Guide

First Steps Nutrition Trust Food, Nutrition, Pregnancy This guide provides general advice for health professionals to support all pregnant women about food, nutrition and pregnancy. It includes recipes and meal ideas and will hopefully sit alongside other ...

Winter Warmth England: Preparing for Winter

Winter Warmth Warm homes Planning and preparedness is essential to keep our communities safe and well. This website will provide you with information, statistics and communication resources to help your organisation ensure that vulnerable people stay safe ...

Keeping Warm in Later Life (KWILLT) Learning Resource

Keeping Warm in Later Life (KWILLT) Housing conditions The research for this project has been funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) grant. The key partners involved include: NHS Rotherham, Sheffield ...

Pen Portraits

Keeping Warm in Later Life (KWILLT) A range of products have been developed using the findings to support staff to identify older people who are at risk from being cold and plan and provide services to help them. The products are all based on six groups o ...

An evaluation of the FILT Warm Homes Service

Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University Housing, Heating, Living conditions, Warmth This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Foundations Independent Living Trust Ltd (FILT) Warm Homes Service (WHS). ...

Moving More, Living More: Olympic and paralympic games legacy

Department of Health Physical activity, Olympic, Paralympic Games This document builds on a great deal of work already under way and sets out areas for action by government as a whole and across the sectors to realise this long-term ambition. The main doc ...

"If You could Do One Thing..." Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities

British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences Health inequality, community, Policymaker The British Academy presents a collection of opinion pieces on health inequalities from leading social scientists. Each of the authors has written an article, ...

Turning the Tide of Inactivity

UK Active Physical inactivity in the UK In 2013, local authorities inherited the responsibility for improving public health from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Their first year has been one of transition and adaptation to the new system. This report provides ...

Closing the Gap: priorities for essential change in mental health

Department of Health Mental health, Wellbeing. The document sets out 25 priorities for change. It details how changes in local service planning and delivery will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health problems in the next 2 or 3 years ...

Body mass index thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Local authority, Partner organisation, Body mass index (BMI), Long-term medical condition This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on ...

State of the Nation's Waistline- Obesity in the UK: Analysis and expectations

National Obesity Forum Obesity and weight management The purpose of the State of the Nation’s Waistline report is to audit the state of obesity in the UK, to identify what initiatives and policy exists, and to assess their effectiveness in tackling obesit ...