Report designed to make a constructive contribution to the debate about how community planning in Scotland can, and should, be improved.
It does not seek to provide ‘the answer’ to resolving all of the challenges that community planning in Scotland faces. Rather, it uses collective experience of auditing community planning and partnership working to contribute towards how community planning in Scotland can be improved.
Report on an informal programme to establish, support and strengthen user-driven commissioning in six local sites by focusing on three complementary stepping stones.
Research that profiles the work of 19 projects with the aim of illustrating how asset-based approaches are being supplied in Scotland.
The case studies highlight the key characteristics of asset-based working and demonstrate the strengths and challenges of the approach for individuals, the wider community and project staff.
Report that highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital. Case studies from housing associations and home improvement agencies show how appropriate housing can:
Report that summarises the results of a Department of Health (DH) funded evaluation of 19 extra care housing schemes that opened between April 2006 and November 2008, and which received capital funding from the department‘s Extra Care Housing Fund.
Paper that documents a series of strengths-based approches to social care.
The workforce skills report is produced by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC).
This report examines data on:
• the social services workforce in Scotland
• key strategic workforce challenges for the sector
• key skills issues
• current training provision
• future workforce issues.
The most deprived areas in Scotland will take the biggest financial hit when the present welfare reforms come into effect. This is the conclusion of research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.
Launched in August 2006, the National Telecare Development Programme (TDP) aims to help more people in Scotland live at home for longer, with safety and security, by promoting the use of telecare in Scotland through the provision of a development fund and associated support.
This report evaluates the impact of the first two years of operation.
Paper that shows how the personalisation agenda encourages innovation, offering the potential to create new markets around localised and individual needs, to focus fiscal resources directly and discretely, and to enable small groups of individuals to ‘positively disrupt’ a complex and opaque system.
It begins with a potted history of personalisation, and ends with five recommendations for the implementation of personalisation, whatever the sector, in a way that increases the availability and use of new, communitybased approaches to support and inclusion.