Rural Commentary

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:38

Way forward for rural social enterprise?

SHOULD LEPs set distinct rural or social enterprise objectives, or should they mainstream those issues through their other objectives? Brian Wilson finds out.

Monday, 24 February 2014 14:55

Climate change and social justice

The impacts of climate change and policies to adapt to climate change may have unequal repercussions, including for vulnerable groups, finds Brian Wilson.

Monday, 13 January 2014 14:52

Getting to grips with rural public health

In rural areas some aspects of the public health agenda may be easier to address than others, discovers Brian Wilson.

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:49

Rural elderly put pressure on services

The ageing rural population has particular implications for housing, transport and health provision according to a new report, finds Brian Wilson.

Monday, 16 September 2013 12:48

Is renewable energy reaching potential?

COMMUNITY renewable energy schemes have been growing rapidly in number, but may still not be realising their potential, finds Brian Wilson.

Friday, 16 August 2013 18:35

Migration by older people

Migration by older people is about more than retirees moving to the countryside, finds Brian Wilson.

FIRST contact schemes to support vulnerable and older people are a growing force, finds Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 09 June 2013 20:10

Localising council tax benefit

THE localisation of Council Tax support means change for most of rural England's low income households, finds Brian Wilson.

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