The trouble with social policy ‘evidence’

By Richard Stokoe | 13 March 2019

The Local Government Association’s report on how councils are delivering on public health responsibilities attributes a long list of public health statistical successes to councils. Yet, in making the pitch for more cash to improve public health based on its ‘evidence of what works’, the LGA has been simplistic and selective in its statistics, according to Richard Stokoe

The Local Government Association (LGA) this week published its report on how councils are delivering on the public health responsibilities handed to it from the NHS six years ago. ‘We need to be led by experience and evidence of what works,’ was the rallying cry from the chairman of the Local Government Association community wellbeing board.

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