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How does reducing the cost of local authority leisure facilities impact health inequalities?

SPHR researchers investigated whether concessionary prices or free access to leisure supported people to participate in physical activity across several areas in North West England.

October 2014 - January 2017

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Modelling preventative interventions to address inequalities in chronic disease

Heart disease is still a major cause of disability and death, and it particularly affects people in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

October 2012 - September 2015

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Breakthrough mentoring

This study explored how breakthrough mentoring, which carefully matches a young person with an adult mentor who has similar interests, could be used to improve young people's behaviour, health and wellbeing.

June 2013 - September 2015

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Communities in Control Study

The Communities in Control Study (CiC) has investigated the implementation and early impacts of a programme called the Big Local. The Big Local uses funding from the Big Lottery to give residents of 150 disadvantaged areas in England £1 million over ten years to use as they see fit to make their area “an even better place to live”.

January 2014 - March 2017

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Evaluating the impact of removing universal benefits

Older people in the UK can receive a range of welfare benefits including universal and conditional benefits.

April 2013 - May 2014

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Inequitable access to preventive and therapeutic health interventions for older people and the consequences of Intervention-Generated Inequalities (IGIs)

The aim of this project was to explore how older people may or may not experience ageism.

October 2013 - March 2017

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The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS)

A detailed monthly national survey is needed to understand population-wide influences on alcohol use, and to inform and evaluate policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.

March 2014 - March 2017

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Extending The Alcohol Toolkit Study: Understanding the population context of alcohol use

The Alcohol Toolkit Study (ATS) is a monthly household survey of adults in England collecting data on alcohol consumption. This project aims to further develop the ATS to enhance our understanding of alcohol use and policy across England.

1 May 2017 - 31 October 2018

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Behind the research: Professor Sarah Salway

To celebrate the 2018 NIHR I am Research campaign, the NIHR School for Public Health (SPHR) has asked members of the School’s community to share their experiences of working in public health research.

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What is the impact of locating welfare advice in GP surgeries?

Patients seeking support related to benefits claims and social problems associated with low income and debt account for a considerable amount of busy General Practitioners’ consultation time.

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