Since 2010 the Scottish Government has been funding Who Cares? Scotland to develop and deliver a national corporate parenting training programme. This training course is due to complete in March 2013 and there is the potential for a second phase of the programme.
Report based on qualitative research involving focus groups with volunteers and patients, in-depth interviews with commissioners and providers of health and social care services, and a scenario analysis conducted with a workshop of invited experts. It also draws on a review of published evidence and benefited from the insights of an external advisory group.
Report writtten primarily for those with responsibility for shaping the future of public services in the UK. It responds to an increased appetite for more information on the subject of design in public services.
Nuffield Trust's response to the findings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC (the ‘Francis Report’). It offers an analysis of several of the key recommendations and themes. This paper is intended to inform the government’s response to the Francis Report.
Paper that describes the present public finance sub-system and its constituent parts of distribution and budget choices. It considers how the systems for distribution compare against their original objectives which were set for these systems, as well as reviewing the systems which support budget choices.
Study that provides a new contribution to our learning about neglect by exploring the circumstances in which neglect can be catastrophic and have a fatal or seriously harmful outcome for a child. It provides a systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews (local multi-agency reviews of child deaths or serious injury where abuse or neglect is known or suspected) in England, between 2003–2011.
Working paper based on a series of pilot interviews with 15 community groups that began their activities as informal or ‘below the radar’ community organisations, aims to explore:
Report designed to support sector-led improvement. It aims to:
• review the evidence about how budget reductions have been achieved so far, and draw out lessons that can be learned
• pull together messages from research and guidance produced since 2009
• reinforce the importance of benchmarking, sharing good practice and developing a stronger, more accessible evidence base
• suggest some next steps, including further tools and guidance that could help the sector manage future budget pressures.
A comprehensive analysis based on a “natural experiment”: the introduction of free personal care for the elderly that was implemented in Scotland in 2002, but not elsewhere in the UK. Under The Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act, people aged 65 and over are entitled to a flat rate payment of £145 per week and those who receive care in a nursing home receive an additional £65 per week. These funds are separate from living and housing costs and are intended specifically for personal care.