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This analysis was undertaken in-house within the Scottish Government by using large scale data from the 2007/8 Scottish Household Survey Culture (and Sport) Module. It explores the role of childhood encouragement to participate in and attend cultural activities in promoting cultural participation and attendance in adult life.

This is a joint Scottish Government and CoSLA statement which is addressed to anyone who has a role in improving outcomes for an individual, families or communities experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use. A statement which sets out the aim of identifying all actions required to deliver the alcohol and drug workforce and to outline the important roles and contributions of those directly involved in workforce development.

The Disability Equality Duty has now been in place for four years. It provides a framework for promoting equality, addressing disability discrimination and tackling the barriers and prejudice that disabled people experience. This report demonstrates the progress we are making in our journey towards full disability equality.

A review of the tenure rights, responsibilities, risks and problems faced by landlords, lenders and tenants.
This paper, commissioned as part of JRF's Housing Market Taskforce programme, also:
* examines the problems associated with current housing legislation, particularly on social housing; and
* outlines options for the reform of tenure and assesses their likely impact on vulnerable groups and housing market volatility.

This report commissioned as part of JRF's Housing Market Taskforce programme, discusses the impact of the recession and change of government on the funding of social housing and sets out how affordable social housing can be delivered in the future.

Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council prepared this report with an overall aim of reviewing literature that could inform whether and in what ways a formal coaching approach could add value in consolidating Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW).
The main purpose this briefing was to detail the evidence that could support the South Lanarkshire Social Work Resources Learning and Development Team develop a programme of induction that will facilitate the professional development and consolidation of good practice in newly qualified workers.

This short guide focuses on families with young children in rural areas and the implications for children’s centre commissioning and delivery at a time of change and new directions. It is of relevance to all of those playing a part in the commissioning of children’s services – whether local authorities or primary care trusts; private or voluntary sector providers; and those leading and delivering services on the ground.

The shortage of affordable housing means that young people face major constraints in their housing choices. This puts increasing pressure on them to get their first move into the housing market right or risk losing out altogether. With many young people still aspiring to own a home, what are their experiences of moving through the housing system? What changes would they like to see?