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Evidence / good practice
Section category: Evidence / good practice

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to youth crime and gang involvement

In 2015, the Home Office published ‘Preventing youth violence and gang involvement: practical advice for schools and colleges’, which identified the following interventions and techniques to be effective in preventing violence in general: mentoring anti-bullying programmes improving social skills involving parents cognitive behavioural therapy. In 2015, the Early Intervention Foundation published a rapid review of …

Soc&Env: Community safety: Evidence and best practice

This sub-section describes evidence-based recommendations and good practice in relation to Community Safety. The information is framed around the following headings: Anti-social behaviour  Domestic violence and abuse Youth crime and gang involvement

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Evidence and best practice relating to food growing

Food growing schemes can help to improve physical access as well as perceptions around healthier food consumption.  For example, a recent evidence review found that: school-based schemes improve pupil’s attitudes towards healthy eating and increase their consumption of vegetables attendees at a community gardening project consumed 40% more fruit and vegetables after completing the programme …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Evidence and best practice relating to improving food skills and perceptions

The Faculty of Public Health recommends that local authorities: implement initiatives such as cooking clubs to encourage and develop cooking skills, and increase nutritional knowledge integrate measures to address food poverty within existing local programmes and strategies, such as local obesity strategies produce local information to explain the importance of healthy diet and what constitutes …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Evidence and best practice relating to food poverty and support for individuals

The Faculty of Public Health recommends that local authorities eliminate the barriers to healthy eating through: providing help with money matters e.g. through a local authority anti-poverty unit and ensuring benefit entitlements are claimed providing better housing conditions to tackle lack of cooking equipment or storage to enable bulk buying improving access to affordable, good …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Evidence and best practice in regulatory and policy measures

The Faculty of Public Health recommends that local authorities should:  establish a local ‘food poverty partnership’ involving health services, local authorities and voluntary organisations, to develop a local food poverty strategy work with the local community to understand their views on priorities, barriers and opportunities through community meetings and surveys, and promote healthy eating. Influencing …

Soc&Env: The ‘Food Environment’: Evidence and best practice

  The ‘food environment’ is a multi-faceted concept and people interact with it in various and complex ways.  As such, the specific impact of different interventions in improving the food environment for better health is difficult to ascertain.  This section describes a number of local approaches that may support a healthier food environment, through impacting …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice supporting people with health conditions to find and stay in employment

As the population ages, and the state pension age increases, supporting people with long-term conditions in the workplace will become increasingly important.   The Work Foundation’s submission to the Health Committee in 2013 estimated that approximately 21 million people of working-age will have at least one long-term condition by 2030. [30]  Evidence suggests that personalised, tailored …