briefing paper

Commissioning what works : the economic and financial case for supported employment (Briefing 41)

Briefing paper analysing the economic and financial case for Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a form of supported employment which helps mental health service users into paid competitive work. It concludes that IPS is more effective than any other form of vocational support in helping people into employment.

Personalisation briefing for commissioners

This briefing provides an overview of what personalisation means for commissioners of social care services. It highlights the main tasks for commissioners delivering personalisation as ensuring the right balance of investment and shaping the market. It also looks at necessary changes to contracting and procurement models, with a shift towards outcomes-focused and person-centred approaches. Two practice examples are included.

SCIE research briefing 4: Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services

A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information about Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services, in order to update practice at the health and social care interface. This briefing focuses on physical disabilities and not learning disabilities.

Healthy Sustainable Neighbourhoods model (Briefing paper 7, Concepts series)

Briefing paper describing and explaining the Healthy Sustainable Neighbourhoods model which is a planning interpretation and development of the Dahlgren and Whitehead Social Model of Health whose function is to identify the various factors affecting population health.

How can transport contribute to public health? (Briefing paper 5, Concepts series)

Briefing paper presenting and discussing evidence relating to the role and potential of transport and transport strategy in improving health, reducing health inequalities and improving sustainability.

SCIE research briefing 2: Access to primary care services for people with learning disabilities

It is vital to tackle discrimination and inequality of access for people with learning disabilities so that this population has comparable access to health initiatives and services used by non-disabled people.

SCIE Position paper 3: Has service user participation made a difference to social care services?

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) wants to bring together a lot of knowledge about social care, so that information on what works best is available to everyone. This Position paper is about how social care services can be made better by the people who use them - that is, the service users themselves. It brings together the main findings from six reviews that looked at whether service user participation made a difference to changing and improving social care services.

Taking Your Partners

This resource was produced by The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health which aims to improve the quality of life for people with severe mental health problems by enabling the development of excellent mental health services which are valued by users, carers and professionals. This briefing looks at using opportunities for inter-agency partnership in mental health.

SCIE research briefing 3: Aiding communication with people with dementia

Communication is a two-way process. Effective communication can improve the quality of life for a person with dementia. However, experts highlight that people with dementia lack the opportunity to talk and express their feelings about the quality of their own life and services they receive.

Effective interventions for complex families where there are concerns about, or evidence of, a child suffering significant harm (Safeguarding: briefing 1)

Briefing paper focusing on the effectiveness of interventions in complex child protection cases. Effectiveness here is defined as the prevention of further maltreatment or significant impairment to the child's development.