Guide that responds to a demand amongst third sector organisations for guidance on how to use evidence to influence policy and practice. In summer 2013, the KTN conducted an online survey amongst a range of organisations across Scotland to better understand how they currently generate and use evidence.
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Document that sets out the approach to caring for dying people that health and care organisations and staff caring for dying people in England should adopt in future.
Report to the West London Mental Health NHS Trust and the Department of Health on the Jimmy Savile investigation.
IRISS, in partnership with Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), commissioned research to understand how Scotland's third sector care and support workforce is being affected by the welfare reforms introduced in 2012.
The report focuses on how welfare reform is affecting service demand and delivery of third sector social care and support services including: the impact on staff roles, welfare and wellbeing; and the impact on staff training needs.
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 in various respects; to make provision about mental health disposals in criminal cases; to make provision as to the rights of victims of crime committed by mentally-disordered persons; and for connected purposes.
Report that assessed the progress three years into the 10-year Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) programme, Reshaping care for older people (RCOP). It is aimed at improving services for older people by shifting care towards anticipatory care and prevention.
Towards the end of 2013 evidence emerged in England and Wales that the recent cuts to Housing Benefit, coupled with the increase in Jobseekers Allowance sanctions, are putting some families at risk of losing their homes, in addition to impacting upon social landlords' ability to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
Mentoring and befriending schemes can help spark a positive change in the lives of society's looked-after children. This report reviews the place of these schemes and makes a case for making this type of relationship more accessible.
Audit that examines councils' progress in implementing the SDS strategy and their readiness for the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
It focuses on councils because they have the lead role, working in partnership with users, carers, third and private sector providers, NHS boards and other organisations. It was carried out between December 2013 and February 2014.
A detailed outline of the theory of change, the indicators used and a summary of the evidence for the Practitioner Research and Older People research project.