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These are a collection of examples of best practice as undertaken by the National Conversation on Health Inequalities (NCHI) that covered a wide spectrum of public health activity. Please click on the links below to go to the case studies:



This paper builds on that position and provides a summary of evidence on the effects of unemployment and poor working conditions on health and the unequal distribution of these effects. It then outlines the potential actions that can be taken in local areas around four specific topics:

• workplace interventions to improve health and wellbeing
•work with local employers to encourage, incentivise and enforce good quality work
•interventions to increase employment opportunities and retention for people with a long- term health condition or disability
•interventions to increase employment opportunities and retention for older people

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/1sw7tpR

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

A map that shows the rate of the working age population (per thousand) that have been claiming Job Seekers Allowance long term by ward in Bolton.

A map that shows the population estimates (percentage) of working age persons unemployed in Bolton.

These are the Economic activity JSNA Indicator Sheets for People and Places: Economy and Income. 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.


  • Bolton's employment rate is lower than both national and regional rates;
  • Increases in unemployment are largely a result of the recession and follow national and regional trends;
  • Bolton appears to perform slightly worse than average for unemployment amongst the Greater Manchester authorities;
  • There are currently 49,600 economically inactive people amongst Bolton's working age population. Whilst not strikingly different to the proportions seen across the Greater Manchester connurbation, Bolton does have the largest proportion saying they do not want a job.


An overview of the demographics and economy of Bolton using a range of statitics to look at such topics as business, industry, employment, earnings, benefits and forecasting changes that may occur to the Bolton economy.

This bulletin provides a regular up to date account of the latest unemployment statistics for Bolton. It provides analysis of unemployment at national, regional, borough, ward and lower super output area levels. This information is updated on a monthly basis, and is based on those registered as claiming Job Seekers Allowance.

This bulletin provides a regular up to date account of worklessness statistics for Bolton, with analysis at a borough and small area level.

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