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2 Matters: Evaluation of an award which promotes improved outcomes for North Tyneside’s vulnerable two year olds

The “2 Matters” award is an audit tool followed by face-to-face professional development over a period of several months. It offers support to all settings with provision for two-year-olds (schools, private and voluntary sector, and childminders).

Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Stockport Council and Trafford Council: A city region response to the cost of living

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been seeking to add value to the work of its 10 member councils by leading a whole system response to the cost of living pressures. This includes data gathering, sharing information, and practical advice for particular groups of residents..

Cost of living

Providing men at risk of suicide with emotional support and advice with employment, housing, and financial difficulties.

The Hope service provides psychosocial and practical support for men aged 30–64 who are at risk of suicide, advising them in relation to any money, employment, benefit, or housing problems they may identify.

Responding to cost of living challenges: Blackpool Council

An interview with Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health, Blackpool council.

Responding to cost of living challenges: Cornwall Council

An interview with Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Responding to cost of living challenges: Leicester

An interview with Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health, Leicester City Council.

Responding to cost of living challenges: Lincolnshire

An interview with Director of Public Health (Greater Lincolnshire) Professor Derek Ward

Responding to cost of living challenges: Newham

An interview with Jason Strelitz, Corporate Director for Adults and Health, London Borough of Newham.

Responding to cost of living challenges: North Yorkshire

An interview with Louise Wallace, Director of Public Health, North Yorkshire Council.

Responding to cost of living challenges: Swindon

An interview with Professor Steve Maddern, Director of Public Health, Swindon Borough Council.