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State of Caring report 2019

A snapshot of unpaid care in the UK   Each year, Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. Over 8,000 carers and former carers shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer. This report provides a snapshot of caring in 2019 by only including the responses from the 7,525 people who are currently providing care. This is the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date.


Date Published: 9th July 2019
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National Food Strategy (Part One)

Part One of the two-part National Food Strategy contains urgent recommendations to support this country through the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare for the end of the EU exit transition period on 31 December 2020.   It focuses on making sure a generation of our most disadvantaged children do not get left behind, and grasping the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to decide what kind of trading nation we want to be.


Date Published: 29th July 2020
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Community Shops – A better form of business

Community Shops: A better form of business is the most extensive and comprehensive research report to have been produced on the community shop sector in the UK. It was first published in 2011, and has become a much anticipated annual report ever since, growing with additional information year on year. Initially intended to be an internal document, the report now serves as a start‑up guide for new groups, a benchmarking tool for existing community shops, and is used by funders and support organisations (including Plunkett Foundation) to future‑proof services and investment decisions concerning community shops.   The data collection, analysis...


Date Published: 15th October 2019
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State of Care 2018/19

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19   Most of the care that we see across England is good quality and, overall, the quality is improving slightly.   But people do not always have good experiences of care and they have told us about the difficulties they face in trying to get care and support. Sometimes people don’t get the care they need until it’s too late and things have seriously worsened for them.   This struggle to access care can affect anyone.   Too many people find it hard to even get appointments, but the lack of access is especially...


Date Published: 15th October 2019
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Community Pubs – A better form of business

This publication provides quantitative and qualitative information about the size, characteristics and performance of the community pub sector in the UK. This is the fourth of such reports, building on from what we now know about the sector as it becomes ever more established.   The report now serves as a start-up guide for new groups, a benchmarking tool for existing community pubs, and is used by funders and support organisations (including Plunkett Foundation) to futureproof services and investment decisions concerning community pubs.   The data collection, analysis and written report was undertaken by staff and advisers to the Plunkett Foundation. This...


Date Published: 15th October 2019
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Eat to Learn, Learn to Eat

An investigation using change management to assess the impact of good nutrition on health, behaviour, and learning amongst vulnerable students in a special school environment. Over a six-month period (December 2018 to May 2019) various pre- and post-measures were taken before the healthy lunches were introduced from the start of January 2019. The results demonstrated some positive outcomes, although no correlation can necessarily be drawn between the introduction of healthy meals and the improved outcomes due to the number of confounding variables which could not be controlled for. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile exercise in change management, and provided...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Closing the Gap: Needs-Led Curriculum Interventions

An ongoing dilemma that all special-educational schools face is how do we meet the needs of all pupils and students in a cost effective and sustainable way. This case-study focuses on the ongoing development of Wave 2 interventions in a ‘Needs-Led Curriculum’. These Needs-Led interventions aim to support pupils and students development through blended therapies, within a transdisciplinary team.   Our aim was to ensure that all pupils and students, within our school, made progress not only against national curriculum outcomes, but also against their own individual outcomes through a range of Needs-Led interventions.


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Youth Hostel Association 18/19 Impact Review

Today YHA is a leading charity. We are a successful social enterprise, and one of the UK’s largest membership organisations. We have a history to be proud of, a trusted brand and a loyal supporter base. We are a youth organisation, but we serve all ages – providing adventures, opportunities and employment. We own and maintain properties of local significance.   While we are not primarily an environmental organisation, we are well placed to contribute to the protection of the natural world. We are not a mental health organisation, but residentials, physical activity, being outdoors and access to culture all lead...


Date Published: 23rd July 2019
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Wellcome Global Monitor – How does the world feel about science and health?

Wellcome Global Monitor is the first study of public attitudes to science and health on a global scale, conducting nationally representative surveys of people aged 15 years or older in over 140 countries. We spoke directly to over 140,000 people around the world. The survey covers topics such as whether people trust science, scientists, and information about health, the levels of understanding and interest in science and health, the benefits of science, the compatibility of religion and science, and attitudes to vaccines. The report explores how attitudes vary by characteristics such as nationality, gender, income,...


Date Published: 19th June 2019
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