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Inequalities in health care for people with depression and/or anxiety

**Key points** * This long read describes the health care use of people with depression and/or anxiety across primary and secondary care prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We highlight the broader health needs of these patients, and …

Review of the Cost of Providing Quality Childcare Services in Ireland

**Background** Crowe (formerly Crowe Horwath), in association with Apteligen, were commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to undertake an independent review on the cost of providing quality childcare in Ireland. The …

A descriptive analysis of health care use by highcost, high-need patients in England

*This working paper was produced as part of a research project to better understand the characteristics and health care utilisation of high-cost, high-need populations across seven countries. [See the results of the international …

Evaluation of Pause

*This evaluation report describes an evaluation of 'Pause', a voluntary programme for women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. The project aimed to reduce the number of children being removed into …

Older Owners - Research on the lives, aspirations and housing outcomes of older homeowners in the UK

This report describes the results of quantitative research into older homeowners in the UK, using data drawn from the 2011 Census and a nationally representative panel survey. In 2011, there were around 6.5 million older living in owner-occupied …

Income Security and a Good Retirement

The government’s Freedom and Choice changes to rules on Defined Contribution (DC) pension savings may see many individuals opting for a lower guaranteed income in retirement in favour of higher levels of cash savings and investments. However, it …

Analysis of political parties' and independent candidates' policies for gender balance in the European Parliament after the elections of 2014

*Upon request by the FEMM Committee, this study explores the results of the 2014 European Parliament elections in terms of gender balance of MEPs. The study uses case studies and statistical analyses of the election results to establish the main …

Simple but effective: Local solutions for adults facing multiple deprivation (Adults facing Chronic Exclusion evaluation)

**Summary** The Adults facing Chronic Exclusion pilots provide front line services to individuals with complex needs (and which are not conventionally met by statutory services) with the aim of improving local delivery while reducing the total cost …