This set of web pages offers a brief outline of key topics and issues in Social Policy. The material is of the kind which would be tackled in a university course in the subject.
This guide provides practical advice and information on how to weigh-up information and options for action when faced with situations in which major decisions need to be made. This guide was informed by a study of over 100 carers with proxy decision-making powers, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Self-harm and suicide are complex issues which arouse difficult and distressing emotions both within people who hurt themselves and those who love and care for them. When children hurt or try to kill themselves, adults responsible for them often feel confused, powerless and overwhelmed.
This Insight draws on evidence in relation to advocacy with both children and adults and on literature from the fields of health and social care. It outlines the key elements of the most prevalent models of advocacy and identifies good practice, as well as the limitations of advocacy models. The Insight will provide an overview of the evidence base of what works in relation to advocacy provision.
Resource for those working with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings. It contains lots of practical tips, tools and activities in each of the sections that will help with daily work. Each section has been written by a national dementia expert so the information and guidance is up to date and reflects what is known about best practices in dementia care.
Project which aims to create a textured picture of the day-to-day reality of homelessness as experienced by the women who are living through it and the insights from the people who support them.
The website is an online platform that brings together the work created over the 18-month project, which culminated in an exhibition at gallery@oxo from 14th – 18th November on London’s South Bank in November 2012.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
It provides a brief introduction to the research evidence about the process of desistance from crime.
The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.
The stories provide a picture of the outcomes that supported employment can achieve, both for the clients of supported employment services, and for employers.
Series of video case studies on examples of self-directed support in Scotland.
Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.