briefing paper

Key points from this briefing are presented. Every year in the UK, more children experience a parent’s imprisonment than a parent’s divorce. Prisoners’ children suffer from many problems as a result of the imprisonment. Talking to children and young people about imprisonment is not easy and is a significant source of stress for parents and carers. A number of resources are increasingly available to help explain imprisonment to children and to give children and young people the information they need.

This briefing presents the findings from a review of the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporated evidence concerning family breakdown and its consequences, and included research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. Findings are summarised in the areas of: family breakdown and its impact on children; contributory factors and optimising positive outcomes.

Briefing paper explaining and discussing some of the key concepts and issues concerned with outcomes-focused adult social care such as user-defined outcomes and messages from research.

Briefing paper intended to give housing professionals an insight into the evolving personalisation of the services agenda, person-centred practice and developments in refocusing services on delivering outcomes for service users.

This briefing provides guidance for home care providers on how to meet the challenges posed by the personalisation agenda. It provides details of both opportunities and risks, and also highlights how personalisation will impact on organisations very differently, depending on their size, and whether they have relied on large-scale council contracts or on more self-funded customers. Short examples from practice are also included.

Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for carers, for example its impact on support provided to both the looked after person and the carer.

Briefing paper designed to make those responsible for commissioning services aware of the key messages and practice advice regarding personalisation.

Paper investigating the relationship between homelessness and offending and describing supported accommodation services provided by Sacro for offenders in Scotland. It also summarises the principal findings from research on the impact of supported accommodation for offenders and highlights issues for practitioners which come out of the research.

Research briefing paper examining some of the most common barriers to using and providing health and social care services in rural areas.

Research briefing paper focusing on the ways in which AT devices may be used by individuals, practitioners and organisations in meeting the needs of older people and examining some of the claims about the benefits of AT for people who use services and for health and social care agencies.