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Levelling Up White Paper: a response from the central South

Levelling Up White Paper: a response from the central South In mid-March, the Southern Policy Centre held a webinar to discuss the Government’s Levelling Up and Devolution White Paper [1]with speakers from local councils, business and national think tanks. Here SPC Director John Denham reflects on some of the challenges facing our local authorities as they respond to the White Paper. Public debate about local devolution and levelling up has inevitably been a bit muted for the past few weeks…

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Starting Well: giving young people the best chance in life

Starting Well: giving young people the best chance in life Introduction The University of Winchester and Southern Policy Centre have been working together to encourage what we believe is a timely and important debate about how we can secure a better life for all members of society. On 26th January the University hosted the third in a series of seminars exploring aspects of our health and wellbeing at different stages of life, this one looking at how we can give…

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Starting Well

How can we ensure that all children get a fair start in life? Hear from our panel of experts and join in the Q&A afterwards. About this event It is widely recognised that the early years of a child’s life significantly impact their health and wellbeing across their entire lifespan. Indeed, health problems of all kinds in later life can be minimised if children can get a fair start in life, irrespective of their background. This seminar will look at…

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Briefing-Starting Well: giving young people the best chance in life

Starting Well Southern Policy Centre has been exploring the health and well-being of communities in the central South: what will allow everyone to enjoy full and active lives. In a series of three seminars hosted jointly with the University of Winchester, we aimed to encourage a wider discussion and debate about our society and how we can secure a better life for all. The first seminar in 2018 discussed how our society’s demographic make-up is changing, with a growing proportion…

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Hancock’s health reforms – lessons from history

Hancock’s Health Reforms – lessons from history When Matt Hancock announced that Integrated Care Systems would see ‘the NHS and local councils take decisions about local health together’ it rang a bell. A quick internet search and there it was, in the NHS Plan 2000: ‘For the first time, social services and the NHS will come together with new agreements to pool resources.’  According to the current Health Secretary’s White Paper ‘integrating care has meant more people are seeing the benefits of…

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