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Exploring the links between community debt advice and better health

At Impact on Urban Health we know that our mental, physical and financial health are all connected. Our new partnership with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) explores how better debt advice can improve the health of people struggling with the cost of living.

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Claire Diamond - Communications Manager at Impact on Urban Health
Claire Diamond
Communications Manager
Opinion
07 Nov 2023

Exploring Open Banking with better health in mind

Mental, physical, and financial health are deeply connected. We wanted to find out if available apps are helpful to residents of Lambeth and Southwark, especially those with health problems. This is one of the few studies on Open Banking conducted with people on low incomes.

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Liminal Space workers
Terry-Ann Mendes
Terry-Ann Mendes
Policy and Influencing Officer
Opinion
06 Jul 2023

Progress on policies for healthier night shifts

Terry-Ann Mendes explores the brilliant policy work of our partner, Liminal Space.

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Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director
Opinion
03 Feb 2023

Inflation may have peaked, but it’s no reason to celebrate

Economic figures are moving in the right direction; but they only scratch the surface of what’s happening in deprived communities.

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Damon Gibbons
Damon Gibbons
Executive Director of Centre for Responsible Credit
Opinion
20 Sep 2022

Why the Financial Shield is needed now more than ever

In this guest blog, Damon Gibbons, Executive Director of Centre for Responsible Credit, reflects on the complex reasons why tailored support for people struggling with their finances is needed now more than ever.

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Erel Onojobi
Erel Onojobi
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
15 Aug 2022

How essential services can help customers during the cost-of-living crisis 

Responsibility for health goes beyond our personal choices and circumstances. The services we use also play a role.

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Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director
Opinion
14 Apr 2022

How we’re responding to the cost of living crisis

Our Programme Director for multiple long-term conditions, Barbara Reichwein, talks about the real 'cost of surviving' crisis people are facing and how we're addressing this in our work.

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Nicola Bristow
Nicola Bristow
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
18 Mar 2022

A good day’s sleep: why sleep is essential to the health of night shift workers

On World Sleep Day, we reflect on the ways that working night shifts can affect health, and the innovative work our partners are doing to ensure shift workers get the support they need.

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Barbara Reichwein
Barbara Reichwein
Programme Director
Opinion
09 Mar 2022

From health to care: a healthy workforce is a must for the NHS

The State of Health and Care 2022 report exposes the significant changes needed to get the NHS on track. Our Programme Director for multiple long-term conditions, Barbara Reichwein, argues that this needs to start with supporting the health of the NHS workforce.

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