Report that argues that the extra costs disabled people face is the first important challenge. It brings together new research and analysis to give a fuller picture of extra costs. It includes data gathered through a survey and in-depth interviews, as well as an investigation into the disability wealth penalty conducted by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).
Report that is the fourth in a series dating back to 1999 which looks at how the publicly financed health care systems in the four countries of the UK have fared before and after devolution.
The research looks at how the four national health systems compare and how they have performed in terms of quality and productivity before and after devolution. It also examines performance in North East England, which is acknowledged to be the region that is most comparable to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in terms of socioeconomic and other indicators.
An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability.
In March 2013 the Scottish Government appointed researchers from the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre and the University of Strathclyde, School of Social Work and Social Policy, to investigate the relationship between disabled children and child protection practice. Through interviews and focus groups, the researchers spoke with 61 professionals working on issues of disabled children and child protection in Scotland.
A Better Life was a major five year programme of work developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which explored how to achieve a good quality of life for older people with high support needs.
This briefing has been produced by IRISS to ensure that the messages and challenges of A Better Life are understood in the context of the current policy drivers in Scotland and are translated into practice across the country.
Given the value placed on zero-hour contracts by some employers and workers, and the incomplete picture of their scale, an outright ban seems inappropriate at this time. But maintaining the status quo would overlook the poor use of these arrangements in a considerable minority of cases.
Details the case of Child D, who was just under three weeks old, and was admitted to hospital with multiple serious injuries in October 2012. Medical advice was that these injuries had been inflicted. Child D's mother, Ms E, a woman in her early twenties, was arrested.
Report inspired by a number of projects conducted on dementia in partnership with Red and Yellow Care. The studies include over 200 hours of ethnographic observation in care homes and with individuals living at home. The views of more than 80 people with dementia, 50 carers and numerous frontline practitioners working in different clinical, care or support roles both in and beyond dementia care settings, are taken into account. N.B. free report requires email and name details.
Review that focuses on the role of integrated financial mechanisms in supporting and incentivising integrated care.
Paper that calls on the government to present a coherent, far-sighted programme to tackle the UK's gang problem. In doing so it highlights the plight of girls and young women associated with gangs, who are often marginalised in discussion of these issues.
Report which identifies that as many as 40 per cent of children lack secure bonds, and there is particular concern for the 15 per cent who actively resist their parent. It recommends more support for good parenting and attachment by health visitors and children's centres, with evidence-based interventions for those identified as higher risk.