Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals of the key priorities and emerging challenges confronting housing, health and care services in Scotland.
This briefing focuses on fathers’ experiences of their child’s disability, impairment or chronic illness, and their resulting needs. Fathers of disabled children experience many of the same needs and concerns as mothers, but they do also have particular issues and needs. Fathers of disabled children are fathers first, and fathers of a disabled child second.
Research briefing paper concentrating on issues relating to the identification of and interventions for people over 60 years who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind).
The Children’s Society, in collaboration with University of York, is undertaking a programme of research on the well-being of children and young people in England. This work is based on an extensive consultation with young people. This briefing paper presents a summary of children's and young people's views, as well as describing a framework for children's well-being based on these views, and provides and overview of how we are taking this work forward through a major new survey of children and young people.
Briefing paper explaining Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a method of helping people with mental health problems secure and maintain paid competitive employment. It outlines the evidence base for IPS and provides information on how to implement it.
Paper examining the performance of the police in England in dealing with people with mental health problems who come into contact with them and concluding that police officers need more and better training in mental health issues.
The report highlights that the number of children living in severe poverty has risen over the period 2004/05–2007/08, from 11 to 13% of all children (estimating that in 2009 the number of children living in severe poverty remained at 1.7 million). This briefing outlines the key findings of the report and sets out why the UK government needs to refocus its efforts on the poorest children in the UK.
Paper looking at the development of programmes for male domestic violence perpetrators and highlighting the factors which contribute towards the effectiveness of such programmes such as the quality of programmes, the overall system in which programmes are located and the competency of facilitators.
Discussion paper on scrutiny in the public sector and whether regulation bodies are effective in ensuring public services are meeting the needs of users.
Briefing paper providing a snapshot of child poverty in Scotland. Ways of measuring child poverty are described and figures given for the numbers of children living in poverty.
Causes and effects of child poverty as well as the policy responses of government at UK and Scottish level are also considered.