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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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Exploring Mental Health Inpatient Capacity

The pressure on mental health inpatient services in England is growing, and the impact of this pressure on people who use these services and on clinical staff cannot be underestimated. Staff working in mental health units want to deliver safe and effective services for patients, but these aims are severely challenged when wards are fully occupied. The use of inappropriate out of area placements means that individuals are separated from their families and social networks for the duration of their inpatient care. Of even more concern is that people who have received inpatient care out of...


Date Published: 6th November 2019
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Character Education Framework Guidance

This guidance is for school leaders and teachers considering the rationale for character education and personal development, and the practicalities of provision and delivery.   The guidance will support schools as they consider:
  • the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework
  • the social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of pupils
  • preparations for the introduction of ‘Relationships education’ and ‘Health education’ in primary schools, and ‘Relationships, sex and health education’ in secondary schools
  The guidance provides schools with 6 benchmarking questions to support reflection and the self-evaluation of current provision.


Date Published: 5th November 2019
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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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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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Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

The Commission is a joint research collaboration between Durham University and Arts Council England, convened to look at the role creativity and creative thinking should play in the education of young people.   The Commission was appointed in response to the strength of opinion across the business, education and public sectors that young people are emerging into a world in which the skills and knowledge of the current education system will no longer be sufficient.   Young people are growing up in a global environment that is increasingly complex and increasingly permeated by technology. They will face challenges that can only be...


Date Published: 11th October 2019
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Ways you can show good progress and improve your accreditation framework

If you would like to find out ways to improve your progress data and how you can develop your accreditation programme, then read further.   I have worked at St. John’s School for 13 years teaching PE and part of the middle management team. I have now progressed into the role of Deputy Head Teacher, since September 2018. St. John’s is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) residential school with children / young adults that have range of challenging behaviours and learning difficulties. The two main areas I wanted to improve were progress data and the qualifications framework as it was an...


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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Arts and Culture in Health and Wellbeing and in the Criminal Justice System: A Summary of Evidence

Arts Council England has undertaken an assessment of the current evidence base around the place of arts and culture in health and wellbeing and in the criminal justice system. The key themes this review explores are:
  • can arts and culture make a contribution to reducing (re)offending?
  • the impact of art and culture on health and wellbeing throughout life
  • the role of art and culture in physical, psychological and social health
This report provides a summary of the evidence, and highlights key themes within the evidence base to inform Arts Council England's future strategic priorities.


Date Published: 23rd November 2018
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