NHS “dental deserts” persist in rural and deprived communities – LGA analysis
New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals a growing number of “dental deserts” across the country with more deprived or rural local authority areas having fewer NHS dentists than those in more affluent urban areas.
Surrey: Embedding substance use workers at women's support centre
A partnership between Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council’s Women’s Support Centre is ensuring women who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system get the support they need for drug and alcohol problems.
Kingston: Helping survivors of domestic abuse violence and abuse
The London borough of Kingston has worked with local partners to set up the Kingston Women’s Hub to help women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Alongside crisis support, it offers a holistic range of individual and community support to help women thrive.
LGA responds to IPPR analysis on retrofitting homes
“All households, especially those that are fuel poor need support to decrease their energy bills, and retrofitting leaky homes will do this as well as help protect more vulnerable people from suffering cold and damp conditions that can lead to ill health."
Newcastle: Encouraging cervical screening uptake in ethnic minority women and trans and non-binary communities
A bespoke social media campaign was developed in Newcastle to target ethnically-minoritised and trans/non-binary communities when the government launched its national cervical screening campaign early 2022.
In Southampton the substance misuse provider Change Grow Live has worked hard to tailor its services to women. This includes setting up women-only groups and offering support and treatment in different locations around the city.
Suffolk: Supporting women with learning disabilities with sexual and reproductive health
Suffolk is embarking on a year-long project to improve the sexual and reproductive health support that women with learning disabilities receive. It will involve a series of workshops, which will then be turned into videos to improve the knowledge and experience of women from this community.
Swindon: Providing support to women who leave prison
Swindon Borough Council’s public health team has worked with the two organisations which provide in-reach services into prisons to develop a new residential rehab pathway for women when they leave a prison estate.
Southend: Supporting the health needs of female street-based sex workers
A drop-in clinic has been established for street-based sex workers in Southend, providing them with access to mental health and sexual health workers and a nurse prescriber. It is part of a wider strategy that has been developed to provide better support to this community of women.