Insights - November 2018

  • Homelessness - Prevention

    Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Mike BobbettNo comments

    What is a home? A safe place to retreat into, a warm dry place, somewhere there is food to eat and a bed to sleep in. Every adult and child deserves this basic need and it’s criminal that the 5th most developed country in the world has a homeless problem. Homelessness should be a concern to all of us because it is all too easy for each of us to find ourselves needing the support of our local ...

  • The importance of community engagement in tackling childhood obesity by Phil Veasey

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Phil VeaseyNo comments

    Urban inner city settings, home to some of our most disadvantaged communities, present real challenges around keeping active and eating well. On exiting Whitechapel tube station in London’s East End for example - it becomes apparent that for many families, the prospect of living a healthy life is daunting. The combination of: A never-ending stream of fast food outlets Lack of safe, green space ...

  • Cyber threats in the Public Sector

    Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by Venn Group ConsultancyNo comments

    The definition often used of a cyberthreat is ‘a malignant and destructive act that tries to access a computer network through a data communications pathway, without gaining the right authorisation or consent from the owners’. Cyberthreats are a complex matter not only in their definition. With organisations across all industries holding significant personal data on citizens, a cyber attack ...