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Scotland's sustainable housing strategy

The Sustainable Housing Strategy sets out the vision for warm, high quality, affordable, low carbon homes and a housing sector that helps to establish a successful low carbon economy across Scotland.

This paper sets out the significant investment and programmes which will help achieve that vision and help to meet the demanding targets for fuel poverty and emission reductions that have been set.

Caring together and getting it right for young carers: the carers and young carers strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Report that summarises the action in hand to support carers and young carers. It addresses many of the issues raised by carers and young carers at the first Carers Parliament. It also takes on board some of the concerns raised. Better outcomes are being achieved for some carers and young carers. 

Midlothian Sure Start: An Overview

Midlothian Sure Start, established in 2001, is a voluntary organisation with an aim to give very young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start. A range of services are provided through six centres and on an outreach basis within the semi-rural community. This resources provides an overview of the work of the organisation and includes several case studies and details of an evaluation carried out in 2004.

Talking Points: housing support

What is it? Developed by Key Community Support, this tool's primary focus is on an existing service the provider has been commissioned to provide. However, the scope of conversation is determined by what the individual says is important to them and their quality of life.

Who is it for? Suitable for work with adult service users and their carers.

Mental health strategy for Scotland 2012-2015

Successor document to Delivering for Mental Health and Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland. It builds on that work as well as on policy and service improvements taken forward alongside those main policy documents.

Knowledge into practice: a strategy and action plan for embedding knowledge in practice in Scotland's social services

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.

National parenting strategy: making a positive difference to children and young people through parenting

The National Parenting Strategy has one clear purpose: to act as a vehicle for valuing, equipping and supporting parents to be the best that they can be so that they, in turn, can give the children and young people of Scotland the best start in life.

Living Wage (Scotland) Bill

A proposal for a Bill to:
(a) require private sector employees working on public sector contracts to be paid the Living Wage; and/or
(b) require the Scottish Ministers to prepare and report to the Parliament on a strategic plan to promote the Living Wage.

Early years (0-6) strategy: evidence-based paper

Strategy document that sets out to ensure better educational and wider outcomes for children by improving the quality and integration of services to the youngest children and their families from 2010 to 2015.

Integration of health and social care in Scotland: consultation on proposals

Consultation that follows on from an announcement made by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy on 12 December 2011, which outlined the Scottish Government’s proposals for integration of adult health and social care.