The Scottish Government recently released the 2012 data for the provision of respite in Local Authority areas across Scotland. The statistics are presented in "respite weeks provided or purchased by local authorities" and then further broken down into "overnight" and "daytime" respite for three age groups: 0-17, 18-64 and 65+. Much of the data is only comparable on a year-to-year basis due to methodological changes that have taken place over time. However a number of helpful comparisons are possible.
The National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme was developed by the Department of Health as part of the commitments made in the July 2008 National Carers’ Strategy Carers at the Heart of 21st Century Families and Communities. These commitments included new measures to improve carers’ health and well-being and were incorporated into DH financial plans in 2008-9.This report explores the extent to which the DS were able to meet their objectives and draws out learning from their experiences of delivering services to carers in new ways.
Strategy document that sets out some objectives which will provide the foundations for a local strategy and framework for local areas to put in place their own arrangements, which seek to ensure that everything is done to prevent people going missing in the first place, but also ensure the reduction of harm to vulnerable children and adults when they do go missing, focusing on those most at risk, and ensuring that families are supported.
Report that has been prepared by the membership of the Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission (DSDC). It represents the first formal output from a new strategic entity, created to give independent objective advice to ministers on the progress being made, to deliver the aims of the national strategy to address problem drug use.
Strategy document which illustrates IRISS's activities – through examples of its work – from 2009-11, and sets out its planned strategy for 2012-15.
The current structure of three interconected programmes – knowledge media, evidence-informed practice, and innovation and improvement – which has established IRISS's unique identity will be built upon to create the concept of IRISS as both a hub for expertise and knowledge, and a bridge between research and practice and between ideas and implementation.
The Scottish Government and COSLA are determined to ensure that carers are supported to manage their caring responsibilities with confidence and in good health, and to have a life of their own outside of caring. This is the strategy to make that happen.
Full appendicies for Care 21 report
Child Poverty challenge question postcards for Strategic leaders published by the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO) in 2010. This downloadable postcard present challenge questions from C4EO’s research. The questions act as checklists to stimulate multi-agency thinking and help you develop your Child Poverty strategy and practice. There are questions for strategic leaders in children’s services, housing professionals, health professionals and frontline practitioners.
Successor document to Delivering for Mental Health and Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland. It builds on that work as well as on policy and service improvements taken forward alongside those main policy documents.