Publications

You can see some of WHEC’s  newer publications below:

These reports, guides and surveys look at health issue through a Gendered Lens covering a range of topics and users: achieving better health outcomes for older women, dementia, the care act, mental health (for BME, women living with HIV and other vulnerable groups), services for young and vulnerable or marginalised women, vulnerable migrant women.

WHEC organisations and researchers ran focus groups, audited service provision, collated and analysed widely dispersed material on key topics, and made policy recommendations, drawing on a wealth of experience and specialism in the women’s voluntary sector.  A strong theme in this material is an analysis and articulation of the concepts of sex and gender and the ways in which they are relevant for health and social care provision.  These materials are being used to bring insight and offer better ways of meeting women and girls’ health and social care needs.  WHEC welcomes your help in raising issues and please let us have your feedback.

WHEC  Publications in 2016

 

Focus on Older Women: improving health outcomes for Older Women. Download the report here

This report collates information about the key health issues for Older Women and makes recommendations for improving the health outcomes and well-being of this group.

 

Women and Dementia.  Download the 2016 report here

This report examines how gender impacts experiences of Dementia and recommends a number of gendered interventions.

 

Placing Girls and Young Women at the Heart of Health. Download the report here.

This research aims to promote equalities and reduce health inequalities between service provision to older clients compared to young women and girls, through an improved understanding of the gaps, as well as effective services targeted at girls and young women’s wellbeing.

 

Commissioning Health Services for Vulnerable Migrant Women in England: Evidence on Policies and Practices. Download the report here.

The aim of this report is to explore the ways clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authority public health teams together with voluntary sector organisations are addressing health needs of vulnerable migrant women, factors that have shaped policies, and good and bad practices in local areas.

 

Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: Access to and quality of mental health services. Download the report here.

 This briefing paper reports on women’s experiences of mental health and wellbeing, access to mental health services, effective services, and gaps in service provision

 

WHEC briefing: The Care Act – Key Points for Women’s Voluntary Sector Organisations. Download the briefing here.

This briefing explains of the Care Act for Women’s Voluntary Sector Organisations. The focus of the Care Act (2014) is the help (care and support) that is provided to people with illness or disabilities from s (local authorities).

 

WHEC briefing: A Woman’s Short Guide to the Care Act (2014). Download the briefing here.

A woman’s short guide on how to get the help you need with “activities of daily living” under the Care Act (2014).

 

Review of WHEC. Download the report here.

The aim of this 2016 review was to document what the WHEC partnership had achieved together over the last 24 months.

 

Previous Publications

  • pdf Focus on Older Women: Improving health outcomes for Older Women download...
  • pdf Women Know Best: What are the best practices in effective, high-quality HIV support for women in the UK? download...
  • pdf Personal Budgets: Implications on the women's sector download...
  • pdf The Value of Women's Health Services - This report examines the role of the women’s voluntary and community sector in reducing health inequalities and meeting needs. download...
  • pdf What Makes Mother Sick - This joint report by Women's Health and Equality Consortium and Maternity Action looks into on the social determinants of maternal health inequalities in the UK download...
  • pdf In April 2015, WHEC published "Meeting the mental health needs of women - Recommendations for HWBs" download...
  • pdf In April 2015, WHEC published "Meeting the mental health needs of women - Recommendations for CCGs". download...
  • pdf In May 2014, WHEC published 'Women’s voices on health: addressing barriers to accessing primary care' download...
  • pdf In May 2014, WHEC published 'I am more than one thing: a guiding paper by Imkaan, Positively UK and Rape Crisis England and Wales' exploring issues around women's mental health download...
  • pdf Executive summary of 'I am more than one thing: a guiding paper by Imkaan, Positively UK and Rape Crisis England and Wales' download...
  • pdf In December 2013, WHEC partner Imkaan, published 'Beyond the labels: Women and girls' views on the 2013 mayoral strategy on violence against women and girls (VAWG)' download...
  • pdf In July 2013, WHEC published 'Too Little, Too Late? Improving Services for Women who have Mental Health Problems in Wolverhampton' download...
  • pdf In May 2013, WHEC published 'Commissioning Effective Services for Women Living with HIV' download...
  • pdf In March 2013, WHEC published 'The Road to Sustainability Summary findings: A review of Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) organisations working with women on health and gender-based violence' download...
  • pdf In January 2013, WHEC published 'Better Health for Women: How to incorporate women's health needs into Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies download...
  • pdf In May 2012, WHEC published 'Guidance for Commissioning Health Services for Vulnerable Migrant Women' download...
  • pdf In March 2011, WHEC published a report on 'The Road to Sustainability Executive Summary: A review of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee organisations working with women on health and gender based violence in England' download...
  • pdf In July 2011, WHEC published a report on 'The Health and Equality Impacts of Well Paid Parental Leave' download...