Sleeping rough is more than the lack of a bed; it’s a personal and social tragedy. How we respond to it is a litmus test for our society.
Posts Tagged: Public Health
Anything that is easy to administer and available to everyone at low cost has to be a useful aid in dealing with this epidemic.
It is true that financial pressures will increase. But the scope for reform and innovation remains huge. Services do not need to be cut.
It wouldn’t be a “sin tax”, it would be a tax penalising people for stopping smoking. The Treasury’s greed would have outweighed its logic.
Demands for billions of pounds for extra adult social care spending lack credibility given the continued profligate spending in our town halls.
Sejal Bhansali: The Sugar Tax is a good start in improving dental health – but we should use education, too
Better information in schools, and perhaps even putting photos of rotten teeth on sugary drinks containers, might help.
Wollaston’s pudding taxes and bans on cartoon characters are the opposite of Davidson’s call for more joyful politics
It isn’t only flinty securocrats who find themselves in conflict with her positive message – moaning nannies should take heed, too.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
The social, medical and financial costs of excessive alcohol consumption are there for all to see. The answer is already known.
If Truss wants to recast British politics as a fight between Tory liberalism and Labour reaction, she’ll have to make the Tories liberal first.
Enforcing a pre-watershed ban is an important step towards the sort of cultural change we need for a healthier population.
Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
The Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force in April. But councils should use their public health budgets to provide specialist help to those who need it.
Despite public health campaigners coming round to the benefits of e-cigarettes, mixed-messaging is still discouraging people from switching.
Millions are spent on anti-smoking campaigners – while the most effective way to quit is being undermined.