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Priced out: ending the financial penalty of disability by 2020

Report that argues that the extra costs disabled people face is the first important challenge. It brings together new research and analysis to give a fuller picture of extra costs. It includes data gathered through a survey and in-depth interviews, as well as an investigation into the disability wealth penalty conducted by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).

The fourth health systems of the United Kingdom: how do they compare?

Report that is the fourth in a series dating back to 1999 which looks at how the publicly financed health care systems in the four countries of the UK have fared before and after devolution.

The research looks at how the four national health systems compare and how they have performed in terms of quality and productivity before and after devolution. It also examines performance in North East England, which is acknowledged to be the region that is most comparable to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in terms of socioeconomic and other indicators.

Engaging with reshaping care: how's it shaping up? (Insight 1)

One of a series of documents that reports the findings of the Reshaping Care for Older People programme's latest scoping exercise, conducted September 2013 to January 2014. It provides an update on how things have progressed since the 2012 report and considers the ongoing challenges.

Future model for community justice in Scotland

Consultation document that invites views on the details of the proposed new model for community justice in Scotland.

Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

Third annual review of child neglect in the UK undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling. It emphasises the views of children and parents about seeking and receiving support.

Disabled youth create their own work opportunities through micro-entrepreneurship

Disabled micro-entrepreneurs are no longer waiting for job opportunities that don’t materialise. This New Zealand based pilot project was carried out as a proof of concept that such learning materials can inspire disabled youth to take charge of their career development. This idea is still at the experimental level. The project will develop these interviews into a core online curriculum for disabled youth to get inspiration from stories of unusual successes. 

Leadership development programme for parents of disabled children

Families share stories of how they overcame obstacles to get the best outcomes for their disabled children. This parent leadership development programme collates and distributes these important experiences so that parents can inspire each other into action and benefit from each other's experiences 24/7.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill [as passed]

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the carrying out of functions of local authorities and Health Boards; to make further provision about certain functions of public bodies; to make further provision in relation to certain functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and for connected purposes.

Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland

A national youth work startegy 2014-2019. It aims to set out ambitions for improving outcomes for young people through youth work.

It has been developed in the context of the strategic guidance for community learning and development, and it aims to ensure that we harness and build on partnerships and what works in delivering vibrant and effective youth work practice.

What is co-production?

Factsheet about co-production, its benefits, what's important for it and how people can support it.