Paper that is a result of an information-giving and consultation process which took place from mid-April to August 2013 and represents views gathered in individual and group meetings with voluntary sector service providers, large and small.
It was also influenced by discussions with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), commissioners at locality level, Third Sector Interface leads and policy makers and the body of work relating to workforce issues that has been conducted by CCPS.
The strategy describes how a collaboration between Scottish Government, the NHS Education for Scotland, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services, the Imporovement Service for Local Government, the Scottish Social Services Council and the Association of Directors of Social Work will improve outcomes through putting new knowledge into practice.
Paper that is the first instalment of a three-part series on welfare.
It examines the impacts of the UK Government’s welfare cuts and reforms. Subsequent papers will look at how Scotland uses existing powers better to improve prospects for learning and work, as well as exploring the potential for additional powers and the principles which should underline a progressive approach to welfare.
Explores human rights in the context of health and social care with intention of stimulating discussion and adding to the existing body of work on this agenda. The report highlights highlight the significant work done by the Independent Living Movement who have led much of this discourse. Human rights have also been a key tenet of the mental health user movement and of both the learning disability and dementia agendas.
Study that explores disabled children’s experiences of living in low income families. Through interviews and group discussions involving a total of 78 disabled children and young people and 17 parents, the research identifies the difference that income makes to whether disabled children enjoy the rights set out in international law.
Skills for Care in partnership with Skills for Care and Development (SfCD) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS) commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake an evidence review and activity mapping study to inform future thinking around the role of arts in the delivery of adult social care and in particular the implications for workforce development:
Food banks have been criticised for tackling the symptoms of poverty rather than addressing the causes—but often they do more than supplying essential nutrition to those in crisis. Many are now aiming to offer all-round support to address the underlying problems that leave people unable to support themselves.
This paper provides an overview of foodbanks, food poverty and the role of food banks in society.
Briefing that has been prepared to reflect some of the ALLIANCE’s initial reflections and concerns in relation to the Bill, based on the series of discussions it had with members and partners to date.
This scoping study was commissioned to explore the potential use of action research and applied research to support evidence based practice, and improve public sector delivery.
The Scottish Government introduced the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill in the Parliament on 20 June 2013. It includes provisions: