As part of the original submission of this campaign to the call for evidence we highlighted that the work of the members of our right to clothing network identifies ‘widespread barriers to accessing clothing in the UK’.This second follow-up submission is a response to a request for further information as to the nature of these barriers; the extent to which these barriers disproportionately prevent certain groups or communities from accessing clothing (the equality perspective); and the impact of the pandemic and cost of living crises on access to adequate clothing.
The short-lived Truss Government’s much maligned September ‘mini’ budget placed Treasury orthodoxy in the spotlight. This often-used term can be ill-defined, resulting in crude caricatures and neglect of what the Treasury does well. Targeting the wrong bits of Treasury orthodoxy can cause more harm than good. David Richards, Martin Smith and Sam Warner offer a structural critique of Treasury orthodoxy that extends beyond Whitehall, drawing on insights from the Nuffield Foundation funded research project Public Expenditure Planning and Control in Complex Times. They argue that an important lesson from the recent budget fiasco and now failed Truss Government approach is that instead of undermining the Treasury’s strengths, meaningful reform should focus on areas of innovative cross-cutting work and the pressing need to devolve more fiscal powers to the local level.
This is evidence submitted for THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: SHADOW REPORT ON BEHALF OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN ENGLAND AND WALES.The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned Just Fair to prepare an independent shadow report on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), on behalf of civil society in England and Wales, ahead of the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN CESCR) next review of the UK (‘the project’).
Patrick Diamond, Dave Richards, Anna Sanders and Andy Westwood assess the prospects for the levelling up agenda after the change in Chancellor and subsequent U-turns on the majority of the government’s initial Growth Plan.
Publisher: International Platform of Registered Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocols
Country: United Kingdom
The primary objective of this scoping review is to understand the extent and type of evidence in relation to moral injury in social work staff. The secondary objective is to establish how moral injury has been defined in the literature in the context of social work. The review question is: what is currently known about moral injury in social work staff?
The study sought to determine the effects of a pilot home-based science intervention on deaf and typically hearing children’s conceptual understanding of science and their abilities to reason about and communicate their understanding (scientific enquiry skills). Data show that by age 5 years a science attainment gap exists between deaf children and those typically hearing yet early interventions with deaf children typically neglect the development of science. We created an intervention to support caregivers (N = 17) to incorporate the language of science into their daily routines. Participants were placed into a control or intervention group; within each group were caregivers of deaf and typically hearing children. Over a period of 13 months, caregivers completed five assessments (each at two different time points); four on their child’s understanding of concepts and one on their developing scientific enquiry skills. All caregivers, irrespective of group, reported positive gains in their child’s conceptual understanding. Caregivers of deaf children reported greater gains in scientific enquiry skills than those of typically hearing children. This offers preliminary evidence to suggest that longer-term interventions may provide an opportunity to narrow the attainment gap between deaf and typically hearing children.