This CNS briefing focuses on the lessons learned from the ‘hubs’ for vulnerable pupils and children from key worker families, in the context of re-opening schools in August 2020.
COVID-19 and Food Train – more food security, kindness and dedication to vulnerable older people at home
How Food Train has rapidly adapted to ensure older people get meals and contact with others during COVID-19 and the lessons that will be useful for future policymaking.
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, Policy Scotland and the Network for Social and Educational Equity, are undertaking research to understand local responses to COVID-19 in contexts of high poverty across Scotland.
The final report by the UK2070 Commission into city and regional inequalities in the UK draws on work from Policy Scotland.
Poverty Trends in Scotland 1995-2018 and Policy Change: new work with the Poverty and Inequality Commission from Policy Scotland and SPICe
Policy Scotland has worked with staff members in the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to create a set of briefing materials that detail poverty trends in Scotland since 1995 paired with key policy changes from the UK and Scottish Governments.
The summary report from the Shaping Futures project is now published, following a launch in Australia. The report contains ten principles for housing policy and tax reform intended to provide a coherent framework for reforming housing policies.
Policy briefing on the impact on Brexit on crisis management of UK gas supplies.
A new report from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing called Enabling Health and Wellbeing in Later Life, a system that links older people to local community resources through their general practices.
Findings from research looking at the impact of the presence and number of alcohol outlets in neighbourhoods as an influence on the crime rate.
A study led by public health Professor Jill Pell indicates that the smoking ban has resulted in a decrease in preterm delivery in pregnancy.