Children affected by domestic abuse fund: prospectus –

Home Office, July 2018

This document explains the objectives of the fund, who can apply, how to apply, and the high-level outcomes. Applicants can apply using the contracts finder notice where there will also be full details of the application process, criteria and scoring.

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The Living Standards Audit 2018

The Resolution Foundation, July 2018

Resolution Foundation  ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. It estimates how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year it has taken a look at the under-reporting of benefit income in the official survey data, correcting this under-reporting which has big implications for our understanding of living standards.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry – August 2018

The August edition of The British Journal of Psychiatry has been published.  This issue includes articles on predictors of disengagement from Early Intervention in Psychosis services, a cluster-randomised trial on select Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care (versus usual care) for people with mental–physical multimorbidity, and a cross-sectional study on the dissociation of decision-making capacity for treatment and research in in-patients with schizophrenia and related psychoses.

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Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools: A thematic review into what actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity

Ofsted, July 2018

Ofsted report that looks at the actions primary schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity. Emphasises that schools
should be reinforcing messages, imparting knowledge and developing skill are what schools do – and do well. In the shared effort to tackle obesity, schools should focus on improving those things they are best placed to do:

  • planning a challenging and well-sequenced curriculum, including learning about the body in PE and science about healthy eating and cooking
  • providing ample opportunity for children to take physical exercise during the school day – with lots of opportunities to ‘get out of breath’
  • teaching particular skills like how to cook or how to dance
  • updating parents on their children’s physical development such as agility, balance and coordination.

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The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People

Department for Transport – July 2018

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a:

  • government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people
  • clear programme of monitoring and evaluation
  • new governance framework for accountablility

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Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, July 2018

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are being wrongly turned down, pushed into debt, face rent arrears and have to rely on foodbanks to survive.  In order to get their payments reinstated, they have to go through a long, draining ordeal of Mandatory Reconsideration and appeal, putting them under severe financial and emotional pressure for sometimes over a year.

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