briefing paper

Integration of health and social care in Scotland and the implications of the third sector workforce

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.

"We want to help people see things our way": a rights-based analysis of disabled children's experience living with low income

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.

What do we know about the role of arts in the delivery of social care?

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:

Beyond beans: food banks in the UK

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 paper: Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill, May 2013

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.

The improvement of public sector delivery: supporting evidence based practice through action research

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. 

 

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government introduced the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill in the Parliament on 20 June 2013. It includes provisions:

The Evidence Base for an Outcomes Approach

This paper is about the evidence base to support the development of strategic and operational approaches to achieving key community regeneration and tackling poverty outcomes.  

 

Briefing on Triple P - positive parenting program

Briefing on the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.

Briefing on the Incredible Years Parenting Programmes

Briefing on the Incredible Years (IY) Programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.