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Health Inequalities Bulletin
Issue no. 36 – December 2012 - January 2013
About this Bulletin:   Aims to draw attention to some of the key documents and reviews of research in health inequalities that have been published in the two previous months. Where possible, links to the full text documents are included. If the article is in a journal, NHS and Public Health staff in Stoke and North Staffordshire can contact the Health Library for a copy. Link to request form: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/usingthehealthlibrary/interlibraryloans/#d.en.27437 [A charge of £2 per request is payable for most copies] If you need further assistance in obtaining any of the resources listed in the bulletin or have other information needs, please contact the Outreach Librarians or the Health Library, details below. The bulletin can be e-mailed to colleagues who may also find it useful. A list of websites that are checked in the production of this bulletin is given on the first page. Please suggest others that may be useful. Feedback is welcomed to inform future issues of the bulletin.

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Contact information
Bulletin produced by NHS Outreach Librarians Tel: 01782 679564 or 0300 123 1535 ext/FeatureNet 8429) E-mail: lindsay.snell@northstaffs.nhs.uk clareh.powell@northstaffs.nhs.uk Health Library Tel: 01782 679500 E-mail: health.library@keele.ac.uk

Topics reviewed in this issue: Children and Young People ....................2 Employment ............................................3 Faith and Belief .......................................3 Gender ....................................................3 Housing and Homelessness ...................3 Immigrants ..............................................4 Learning Disabilities................................ 4 Mental Health.......................................... 4 Multiple Inequalities ................................ 4 Offender Health ...................................... 5 Older people ........................................... 5 Visual Impairment ................................... 5

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Sources checked for this bulletin Please suggest further sites that should be monitored in the production of this bulletin CRD Centre for Reviews and Dissemination http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/ - DARE – (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) - NHS Economic Evaluation Database Daily Health Bulletin http://www.sheffield.nhs.uk/healthbulletin/ Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health bulletins http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Bulletins/ IDeA – Healthier Communities section - including Health inequalities briefing papers: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=77225 Info4local http://www.info4local.gov.uk Joseph Rowntree Foundation http://www.jrf.org.uk/ King’s Fund http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/ NeLM (National Electronic Library for Medicines) news bulletin http://www.nelm.nhs.uk/en/ NICE http://www.nice.org.uk SIGN http://www.sign.ac.uk/new.html

Children and Young People Family stressors and children's outcomes Department for Education This research aimed to identify the family stress factors and parental behaviours that were associated with worse children’s outcomes at age 7 and those family factors and parental behaviour that helped children to succeed. https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/NewRsgPublications/Page1/DFE-RR254 The Prince’s Trust Youth Index 2013 Prince’s Trust The index considers young people’s wellbeing across the spectrum of their lives from family relationships, local community and health, to qualifications, employment and money. http://www.princestrust.org.uk/about_the_trust/what_we_do/research/youth_index_2013.aspx Time to share – supporting children and families through bereavement: South Whitehaven Sure Start Children’s Centre Ofsted This good practice resource looks at the role of a Children’s Centre team in working to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of children and families, following a series of devastating tragedies. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/good-practice-resouce-time-share-%E2%80%93supporting-children-and-families-through-bereavement-south-whiteh
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Employment Taking the strain: The impact of musculoskeletal disorders on work and home life The Work Foundation This report looks at the support needed to keep individuals with musculoskeletal disorders in employment. http://www.theworkfoundation.com/Reports/326/Taking-the-strain-The-impact-ofmusculoskeletal-disorders-on-work-and-home-life
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Faith and Belief
Items in the Older People section may be of interest.

Gender The Morning After: A Cross Party Inquiry into Unplanned Pregnancy 2020Health This report is based on written and oral evidence sessions, and relevant literature. It considers a wide range of factors relating to unplanned pregnancy, including sex and relationships education, access to contraception, and social factors. http://www.2020health.org/2020health/Press/latest-news/Unplanned-PregnancyReport.html
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Housing and Homelessness Affordability, choices, and quality of life in housing with care Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report looks at factors affecting tenants’ perceptions of the benefits and value of housing with care, with reference to health and care needs. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/quality-life-housing-care Promoting supportive relationships in housing with care Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report looks at ways of ensuring that housing with care is an inclusive environment, for those with different health conditions, as well as those with different sexual identities. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/promoting-supportive-relationships Senior cohousing communities: an alternative approach for the UK? Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report draws on experience of cohousing in other countries. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/senior-cohousing-communities Supported housing for older people in the UK: An evidence review Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report outlines what is known about supported housing for older people. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/supported-housing-older-people-evidence-review

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Whose responsibility? Boundaries of roles and responsibilities in housing with care Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report looks at examples of different care and support organisations working together to provide care, and examples of gaps in the system. It focuses on people with high support needs. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/whose-responsibility-boundaries-housing-care
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Immigrants Health Care for Undocumented Migrants: European Approaches Commonwealth Fund This report looks at the situation in countries across Europe, including England. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Issue-Briefs/2012/Dec/Health-Care-forUndocumented-Migrants.aspx
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Learning Disabilities Health Inequalities & People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: 2012 North East Public Health Observatory This report describes the nature, extent and determinants of the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. It contains a special focus on the health inequalities experienced by people with challenging behaviours. http://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/publications.php5?rid=1165
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Mental Health Differences in the prescribing of medication for physical disorders in individuals with v. without mental illness: meta-analysis Mitchell, AJ This article analyses prescriptions for twelve physical disorders. The British Journal of Psychiatry (2012) 201(6)p.435-443 doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.094532
Items in the Offender Health section may also be of interest. Back to topics

Multiple Inequalities The cost of troubled families Department for Communities and Local Government This report considers the financial case for local authorities and other local agencies to invest in effective services for troubled families, in order to make savings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-cost-of-troubled-families

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Working with Troubled Families: A guide to the evidence and good practice Department for Communities and Local Government This is a tool to help local authorities and their partners, who have asked for guidance on how best to work with troubled families, and for the evidence about family intervention to be brought together in one place. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-with-troubled-families-a-guide-toevidence-and-good-practice Offender Health The Mental Health Treatment Requirement: Realising a better future Centre for Mental Health This report looks at barriers to successful implementation of the Mental Health Treatment Requirement for offenders with community sentences, in the light of recent changes to the legal framework. http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/2012_MHTR_2012.aspx Older people Spirituality and ageing: implications for the care and support of older people IRISS This brief document looks at the definitions of spirituality, and how spiritual care can be provided. http://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/spirituality-and-ageing-implications-care-and-supportolder-people Widening choices for older people with high support needs Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report looks at the range of formal and informal care and support available to older people, and how older people can be given a wider choice of support. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/widening-choices-high-support-needs
Items in the Housing and Homelessness section may also be of interest. Back to topics

Visual Impairment Guidance on registering a vision impairment as a disability Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/01/cvi/
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