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Review which establishes the nature of activity in respect of the approach across partnerships and providers across Scotland, in particular since an earlier review in 2008. It is based primarily on interviews with forty key informants (from partnerships, providers and national organisations) and responses from a sample of those already using Talking Points to a web-based survey. Talking Points is an approach which focuses on assessing the outcomes important to the individual, planning how they will be achieved and reviewing the extent to which they have been attained.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

Scotland is facing a significant reduction in available resources for public services. With some protection offered to the NHS and clear expectations on local authorities in relation to performance and a council tax freeze, social work and social care face an unprecedented challenge.

This document details the Association of Directors of Social Work's (ADSW) plans to provide professional leadership at a time where transformational change is required in public services.

The national strategy for self-directed support in Scotland has been developed to help take forward the personalisation of health and social care services in Scotland. The increasing numbers of people accessing social care and the range of individual needs mean that services and supports will have to continue to become much more flexible and responsive in the future.

Tool for supporting the evaluation of public involvement and participation in health services. A partner to the Participation Toolkit, it is a stand-alone guide for assessing the way in which a participation project has been undertaken (process) and the results of that activity (outcomes). It does not set out to be a definitive guide to evaluation, but aims to provide resources, references and tools to help people develop their own approach to evaluation.

The guide will:

The most deprived areas in Scotland will take the biggest financial hit when the present welfare reforms come into effect. This is the conclusion of research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

Discussion paper on why the underpinning notion of self directed support seems to have failed in its ambitions. It also looks at how the concepts of personalisation and personal budgets associated with self-directed support may retain value if interpreted in an appropriate way, delivered through an appropriate strategy.

Report that presents the findings of a consultation carried out by the Scottish Government on 'Housing Support for Homeless Households' between January and April 2012.

Final report of the Commission on Women Offenders, which was established to examine how female offenders are dealt with in the criminal justice system.