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This study examines the experiences of older people with high support needs involved in support based on mutuality and reciprocity. It shares the benefits and outcomes achieved for individuals, families, communities and organisations funding and providing this support. The findings are relevant to the future funding and delivery of long-term care, and the transformation of local services. The report highlights how:
Briefing that is based on a report Child poverty outcome models: An international review commissioned by NCB Northern Ireland. It puts forward somekey components that should be included as part of the government's development of future plans for tackling child poverty, including:
Briefing that explores child poverty and its relationship to health and wellbeing. It aims to provide an overview of the following:
- Why focus on children?
- What is child poverty?
- What are the levels of child poverty in Scotland?
- How does child poverty impact on health?
- What impact does child poverty have on health?
- What actions can be taken to protect children from the impact of poverty?
Fact sheet covering the topic of custody and young people and what alternatives are available.
Report that builds on an earlier report (Crawley and Kohli 2012) and consolidates some the preliminary findings, incorporating the evidence and conclusions gathered from Years 1 and 2 of the evaluation process.
Report into an inquiry to examine the processes involved in deciding whether or not to remove a child from the family home and to consider whether these are consistent across the country.
This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.
This report was published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in April 2013. Review date is April 2016. It describes the social care and wider governance arrangements in Northern Ireland and explains how the workbook was introduced and used in the trusts.
This short report is an evidence overview of key pieces of UK research between 2007 and 2012, which focused on the implementation and uptake of personal budgets and direct payments for older people (including those with dementia) in England. The report was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in January 2013. It is not a systematic research review or an exhaustive examination of published research on the topic.
The overall aim of our inquiry was to examine respite provision in Clackmannanshire for carers of adults with learning disabilities living in the family home and to look at examples of good practice in other areas. For the purpose of our study we defined respite care as short-term care that helps a family take a break from the daily routine and stress. It can be provided in the family home or in a variety of out-of-home settings and involve either time apart or time together with extra support.