Helping people to reconnect: positive projects for people with dementia
Mon, 20 May 2019 07:30:39 +0000
Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. Over 850,00 people in the UK are currently living with a form of the disease; 40,000 of these are people under the age of 65.  This week (20th– 26th May) is Dementia Action Week 2019. This year the focus is on encouraging people to talk about […]
Idox sponsors RTPI Awards for Research Excellence in 2019
Tue, 14 May 2019 09:41:15 +0000
Idox is pleased once again to be supporting the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence for 2019. The awards recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools, members and planning consultancies, in the UK and around the world. The 2019 Awards are now open and there is still time to […]
Engaging the ‘silent majority’ in planning: is digital the answer?
Mon, 13 May 2019 07:30:24 +0000
It has long been a concern that traditional planning consultation methods do not adequately capture the views of the majority. Instead, they tend to be dominated by individuals with certain characteristics – typically older people or retirees, with high disposable income and social capital, and the time and means to attend in person. This is […]
Turning the tide on perceptions of value: what do students think value for money really means?
Tue, 07 May 2019 07:30:51 +0000
A little over a year and half since we last wrote about the value of higher education (HE), which highlighted a downward trend in perception of value, it would seem the tide may be turning. As we previously highlighted, one of the headline findings of the Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI’s) 2017 Student Academic Experience […]
Museums as facilitators of health and wellbeing in communities
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:30:44 +0000
It’s estimated that there are over 2500 museums in the UK, ranging from world-famous collections in major cities to small local ones on niche themes. Over 50% of adults have visited a museum or gallery in the last year and there were an estimated 7.5 million visits by children and young people under the age […]
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren’t the biggest food wasters – you are
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:30:54 +0000
This guest blog was written by Miriam C. Dobson, NPhD Researcher in Urban Agriculture, University of Sheffield and Jill L. Edmondson, EPSRC Living with Environmental Change Research Fellow, University of Sheffield. “Ugly” or “wonky” veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to […]
Putting the brakes on rent rises: will London adopt rent controls?
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:30:26 +0000
Earlier this year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan revealed that he plans to include the introduction of rent controls on private rented residential properties in the capital as one of his manifesto promises in the 2020 mayoral election: “The housing crisis is now having such an effect on a generation of Londoners that the arguments […]
How can the UK Government support our rural entrepreneurs?
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:30:09 +0000
By Steven McGinty Rural businesses play a significant role in the UK economy. Yet, policymakers often overlook their contribution and, as such, have failed to realise the economic opportunities in many of our rural areas. Last year, University of Essex researcher Anupriya Misra presented an insightful webinar (register to hear a recording of the webinar) […]
This April get free access to the Social Policy and Practice database!
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:52:05 +0000
Social Policy and Practice is a database supporting the smarter use of evidence and research within the UK. The key strengths of the database lie in the area of health and social care – it’s not a medical database, but instead examines social issues such as health inequalities, care of the elderly, children and family […]
Banning fast food outlets near schools: have takeaways had their chips?
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:30:57 +0000
A number of organisations – including the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Public Health England and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – have called for the creation of ‘fast food exclusion zones’ – banning fast food outlets from opening within 400m of schools and other places where children congregate. In this blog […]