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This report describes the results of a year-long evaluation of the Community Visitor pilot, conducted by researchers at the University of Essex. It was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), and forms part of a wider programme of work by JRF in the field of risk and relationship in the care sector.

This resource describes good practice in the management and implementation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS; the Safeguards). It includes the roles of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and wider local authority governance. The resource is structured with freestanding sections on hospitals, care homes, supervisory bodies, assessors and authorisers.

This review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people. Full report or summary available.

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which is run by Glasgow City Council provides Autism awareness training opportunities for Glasgow City Council staff, other agencies, parents, carers and stakeholders. The ARC has developed and produced an innovative learning experience which provides Autism awareness as seen through the eyes of a young person with Aspergers Syndrome called Aspen. This course gives the information and knowledge to help you understand the strengths, differences and difficulties of those on the Autism Spectrum.

The NHS Scotland Releasing Time to Care (RTC) Community of Practice (CoP) website is for all clinicians and colleagues from Health and Social Care settings around NHSScotland who are working with and realising the benefits of the RTC programme. This website offers us all the opportunity to network and share our success stories and challenges, and learn with and from others. Anyone with an interest in RTC in health and social care may join this network, which is intended to be a place where you can freely interact with the Scotland-wide RTC community

This annual report by the New Policy Institute gives a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK, featuring analysis of low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill health. Report published in December 2013. Summary or full report available.

Ten tips to help older people with high support needs make informed choices and plan their support.
Older people who need support are often offered a very narrow range of choices, and are rarely given good information about the many possibilities. This leaflet is about a range of options that care professionals may know little about. Document published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2013. Summary and full report available.

What can help older people with high support needs to improve their quality of life? This research rounds-up the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's JRF’s A Better Life programme of work and presents a vision of what life can, and should, be like for all of us as we get older

The new Scotpho Online Profiles Tool (OPT) is designed to replace the previous reports and excel based outputs, the online profile tool (OPT) allows users to view the various different profiles produced by the ScotPHO collaboration. The profiles highlight the considerable variation in health between areas and help identify priorities for health improvement.

This report explores the issues of risk and trust in relation to the care of older people, focusing in particular on decision-making. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2012.