Community Planning

in Scotland

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nhs health scotland

Prevention

NHS Health Scotland has published a briefing paper outlining housing strategies and plans that local authorities produce, and highlighting opportunities for stakeholders to engage so that the contribution that these plans and strategies can make to good health and reduced health inequalities is maximised.

 

To accompany the briefing paper NHS Health Scotland has released a searchable database containing details of some of the housing strategies and plans each local authority has published.

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Michael Tornow

Senior Health Improvement Officer

NHS Health Scotland

michael.tornow@nhs.net

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Briefing paper and data set on housing strategies

This provides information on equality and health inequalities.

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Causes, consequences and effective action around health inequalities

Phase two of the Economic Outcomes programme will focus on undertaking detailed impact assessments of the current 'economic footprint' of councils/partnerships.

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Economic Outcomes Programme

This is a new programme aiming to help CPPs access, understand and use evidence on the economics of prevention to inform local planning and investment decisions. The Health Economics Network has been created to support this work.

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Economics of Prevention

Range of resources to help CPPs and other organisations assess the impact of their work on health inequalities.

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Health Inequalities Impact Assessment

This research summary explores public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. It recommends a set of tested strategies to build a deeper understanding of how poverty happens and the changes needed to address it.

 

This research by the FrameWorks Institute shows that we can help people see that poverty exists and understand its impact. We can build support for a robust welfare system. We can inspire widespread belief that change is possible and that poverty can be solved. And we can mobilise action to do so.

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How to Build Lasting Support to Solve UK Poverty

This report underlines the importance of housing costs, alongside social security and work, in solving poverty in Scotland. Poverty in Scotland is rising, from an already unacceptably high level. More people are facing situations where they cannot afford the basics nor play a full role in society. Almost one in five people in Scotland live in poverty, and for children the situation is worse, with one in four in poverty. We need to open up routes out of poverty and try to prevent more people from being trapped in this situation. This report shows the range of tools government has for solving poverty. New analysis shows the key role of housing in people’s lives, and how types of housing, and the lower cost of housing in particular in the social rented sector, mean that poverty is significantly lower in Scotland than in the rest of the UK overall.

 

The Poverty in Scotland 2019 report is complementary to the Poverty in Scotland 2018 report, which can be found here: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/poverty-scotland-2018

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation website

https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/poverty-scotland-2019

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Dr. Jim McCormick
jim.mccormick@jrf.org.uk

 

Emma Congreve

emma.congreve@jrf.org.uk

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Poverty in Scotland 2019 Report

The Improving Outcomes in Money Advice (MAO) project is aimed at improving the impact of Scotland’s money advice services and supporting councils and their partners in this process.

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Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

Every local authority area in Scotland has a multi-agency partnership which has responsibility for influencing and co-ordinating activities that challenge and prevent violence against women (VAW).

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Tackling Violence against Women

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