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Tackling multiple deprivation in communities : considering the evidence (Research findings no.38/2009)

Report providing an understanding of the context for geographically focused community regeneration activity in Scotland, assessing the impacts of previous community regeneration interventions and sketching out the challenges for policy makers in developing effective community regeneration approaches in the future.

How should services meet the needs of people with Down Syndrome who develop dementia? (Outline 8)

Paper highlighting an increasing need to promote appropriate assessment and care planning for individuals with Down syndrome who develop dementia and arguing that housing and support services need to recognise and be more responsive to these people.

Choice protects: support for foster carers

The document provides examples of good practice in supporting foster carers to provide good quality care to looked-after children. These examples can be used by local authorities and independent fostering providers to develop their services for foster carers.

It addresses issues around training and development opportunities for foster carers, involving foster carers in management, providing support, respite and advice for foster carers.

A new system of child maintenance

Report on a new body to replace the existing Child Support Agency and make a clean break with the past.

Abuse of older people: what you can do to stop it

Factsheet describing various forms of abuse and giving information and advice on what to do if abuse of an older person is suspected.

The Suffolk extra care/dementia management guide

This document details the additional design criteria, social activities, care and support services to be provided in very sheltered housing schemes offering accommodation to older people living with dementia. Issues covered include personal care, medication, staffing, quality of life, involvement with the community, and building design.

The social care needs of refugees and asylum seekers (Race equality discussion paper 2)

Discussion paper highlighting the specific experiences of refugees and asylum seekers with social care needs and making recommendations to enable services to meet their needs more fully.

Statutory guidance on promoting the health and well-being of looked after children

Document giving guidance to local authorities and their health agency partners in England on carrying out their functions in regard to the promotion of co-operation to improve the well-being of children and young people and the making of arrangements to ensure they take account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when discharging their duties.

Looked after children, young people and care leavers: examples of good practice under Section 30 Children (Scotland) Act 1995

This report provides examples of practice from all 32 Scottish local authorities which show their aspirations for their looked after children and young people and care leavers. It also demonstrates their intentions to support these young people in a variety of ways, through their chosen pathway, to becoming successful, contributing members of society.

Domiciliary care: national minimum standards

Document setting out the national minimum standards expected of domiciliary care agencies in England to ensure good quality personal care and support for people while living in their own home in the community.