Gypsy and Traveller health: accommodation and living environment

Department of Health, January 2016

A report by the Traveller Movement, commissioned by the National Inclusion Health Board, looking at how the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers lead to poor health.

The report found that:
•two-thirds of Gypsies and Travellers reported poor, bad, very bad or health
•the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers significantly contribute to their physical and mental health
•the poor health of Gypsies and Travellers is made worse by their living environment, accommodation insecurity and community discrimination
•there needs to be closer partnership working across health and other interests to address these issues

Click here to read the report.

 

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Gypsy and Traveller health: accommodation and living environment

Department of Health, January 2016

This report by the Traveller Movement, commissioned by the National Inclusion Health Board, looks at how the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers lead to poor health.

The report found that:
•two-thirds of Gypsies and Travellers reported poor, bad, very bad or health
•the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers significantly contribute to their physical and mental health
•the poor health of Gypsies and Travellers is made worse by their living environment, accommodation insecurity and community discrimination
•there needs to be closer partnership working across health and other interests to address these issues

Click here to read the report.

Rise Above: a new health and wellbeing site for young people

Public Health England, March 2015

Public Health England has launched a new website, Rise Above, which offers help for young people on how to deal with personal and societal issues.

Created by young people for young people, Rise Above aims to build emotional resilience in people between 11 and 16 years old, by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, and help deal with the pressures of growing up.

The site covers topics such as puberty, relationships, alcohol, self-harm, smoking, contraceptive choices, drugs, body confidence, peer pressure and mental health and encourages conversations in a safe environment.

Click here to view the website.

Innovations in healthcare happening today

The King’s Fund, February 2015

The King’s Fund have produced a new digital report bringing to life examples of innovative practice from England and overseas to provide insight into future ways of changing health care for the better.

Drawing on the Time to Think Differently programme of work, the multimedia material presents the views of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, and includes a variety of audio and visual case studies.

Click here to view the report.

Inactivity ‘kills more than obesity’

BBC News, 15 January 2015

A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests.

University of Cambridge researchers said about 676,000 deaths each year were down to inactivity, compared with 337,000 from carrying too much weight….

Click here to view the full story.