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This paper provides a summary of evidence on the health impacts of living on a low income. It assesses the evidence around how the living wage addresses low incomes, health and health inequalities.

This evidence review was commissioned by Public Health England and researched, analysed and written by the UCL Institute of Health Equity. These papers show evidence for interventions on social issues that lead to poor health, including ways to deal with health inequalities. You can use them to get practical tips for dealing with these issues. They also show examples from local areas showing interventions that have been used to improve health. The series includes eight evidence reviews and 14 short briefing papers.

The documents can be used by:

  • local authority professionals whose work has implications for health and wellbeing, such as children’s services and planning services
  • local authorities - particularly directors of public health and their teams - to build health and wellbeing strategies and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
  • public health teams making a case for action on health inequalities
  • health and wellbeing boards making local public health strategies, including those covering service areas with health implications such as Local Plans and Growth Plans

This evidence summary can be accessed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1o7qoaC

The full list of resources can be viewed on this page: http://bit.ly/YiMHgX

NICE formal guidance on maternal and child nutrition.

Follow the link for full details: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH11

This is the Social Housing JSNA Indicator Sheet from the People and Places section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

 

  • At present, there are approximately 25,000 recipients of housing benefit in Bolton;
  • The number of households claiming housing benefit has increased in Bolton, coinciding with the recession and following the same trend as the North West;
  • Halliwell Ward has the most households receiving housing benefit;
  • The number of households receiving housing benefit tends to be higher in the more deprived Wards;
  • In Bolton, the number of local authority tenants in rent arrears has steadily decreased over the past five years.

 

This is the Income JSNA Indicator Sheet from the People and Places section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

 

  • Around 40% of households in Bolton have an annual income of £20,000 or less;
  • The modal annual household income in the deprived areas of Bolton is £12,500;
  • The inequality regarding income across the small areas of Bolton is marked;
  • The North and West of the borough typically have the highest average incomes, whilst those areas around the Town Centre and towards the East have a much lower average income;
  • The Heaton & Lostock and Bromley Cross Wards have the highest number of high earners. 

Map showing current levels of population that are finding it difficult to manage financially within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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