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Evidence / good practice
Section category: Evidence / good practice

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to reducing homelessness and associated harms

Housing options and advice are provided by local authorities to address homelessness, but often not until a family or individual has already become homeless.  The charity Shelter advocates for much earlier intervention, identifying those who are vulnerable to the threat of homelessness and then providing a range of preventative measures – from targeted advice and …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to housing support for vulnerable tenants

Social landlords do a great deal more than just providing and managing accommodation.  A range of support is commonly offered to address the often significant health and wellbeing needs of their tenants – including jobs and training, learning and skills, as well as support to specifically address health needs and enable people to remain independent …

Soc&Env: Evidence and best practice relating to housing conditions

Targeted investment to reduce and mitigate housing-related hazards plays a key role in addressing associated health harms. The largest recent example of a national scheme to improve conditions in the social rented sector is the Decent Homes programme, which has overseen improvements in over a million homes since 2001. The programme has thus improved the …

Soc&Env: Housing and homelessness: Evidence and best practice

This section highlights evidence and best practice in addressing the health harms of housing, with information framed around the following headings: Improving housing conditions  Improving access to affordable homes Support for vulnerable tenants Reducing homelessness and associated health harms

CYP: Mental Health: Evidence and good practice

Box 3: Local case study: Mental wellbeing in disabled children and young people A was a partially sighted young man who had few social opportunities outside school. He rarely travelled on his own and was not confident in his physical abilities or social skills. Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) contacted A about attending …

CYP: Evidence: Treatment, care and support for vulnerable children

The 2011 Munro review of child protection made a number of recommendations for shifting the focus of the child protection system away from bureaucracy and towards the valuing of professional expertise, with the safety and welfare of children and young people at its heart.  Within this report, it was recommended that local authorities and their …

CYP: Evidence: Identification and early intervention for vulnerable children

The Healthy Child Programme states that the safety of a child ultimately depends on staff having the time, knowledge and skill to understand the child or young person and their family circumstances, and this responsibility lies with everyone working with children and young people.  The 2009 Laming Report, commissioned following the case of ‘Baby P’, …

CYP: Evidence: Prevention relating to vulnerable children

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme offers targeted ongoing intensive support to first-time teenage mothers and their babies (and fathers/other family members if the mothers want them to take part). Frequent home visits are delivered by trained nurses to build a trusting and supportive relationship in which themes such as attachment, relationships and psychological preparation …

CYP: Vulnerable children: Evidence and good practice

Evidence relating to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people is framed around the following headings: Prevention  Identification and early intervention Treatment, care and support