Tag Archives: Local Councils

Under-Claimed SMI Council Tax Discount? (BBC News / MoneySavingExpert)

Summary People diagnosed as severely mentally impaired (SMI) should by rights be exempt from paying council tax, with the result that two-person households often qualify for a 25% discount on council tax. Persons with a severe mental impairment living alone … Continue reading

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Cuts Make Social Care System Unsustainable? (BBC News / ADASS)

Summary According to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) approximately 90% of councils in England now offer social care only to people whose needs are assessed as substantial or critical. Full Text Link Reference ‘Cuts forcing English … Continue reading

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Reading / Literature-Based Interventions for Older People Living With Dementia (CRILS)

Summary Research about a reading-based (literature-based) intervention for improving the quality of life for people living with dementia involved a specific intervention, called “Get into Reading”. The following report covers this intervention based on the reading-aloud of literature in a series … Continue reading

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Personal Health and Care Budgets (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Vulnerable patients will be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the says Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief Executive. Approximately five million people should be offered personal budgets which combine health and social care funding by 2018. Full … Continue reading

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Local Interventions to Reduce Health Inequalities (British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Summary This document is a collection of opinions from leading social scientists on how to reduce health inequalities. Each article presents the evidence base for a particular area, and identifies the policy interventions which local authorities could introduce to improve … Continue reading

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Council Scrutiny Briefing: Impact of the Francis Report (CfPS)

Summary This Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) briefing discusses the ways in which council scrutiny can support improvements in quality and patient experience. The Francis Inquiry Report included messages about council scrutiny. This briefing is a response, making recommendations for … Continue reading

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Building Resilient Communities (Mental Health Foundation)

Summary This report from the Mental Health Foundation reminds councils about the importance of prioritising mental health in their public health strategies. It assembles the evidence and people’s experiences about resilient communities (and individuals), with practical suggestions on how teams … Continue reading

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