The Community Sentences project was set up to investigate and monitor the new Community Order (CO) and the Suspended Sentence Order (SSO) which came into operation in April 2005. The project offers rigorous, objective information and critical analysis about the way the sentences are used, the views of practitioners and the impact on specific groups of offenders.
Care Information Scotland (CIS) is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.
Dignity in Care is a campaign being run by the Department of Health's website in the UK. It "aims to eliminate tolerance of indignity in health and social care services through raising awareness and inspiring people to take action." The focus of the campaign has mainly been on older people but has now been extended to include people with mental health needs. The website provides further information on the different aspects of the campaign, including relevant publications.
Website of CHAP, a project based in Irvine, Ayrshire which exists to provide advice and support on housing matters.
This resource details the code of ethics of the British Association of Social Workers. The primary objective of the Association's Code of Ethics is to express the values and principles which are integral to social work, and to give guidance on ethical practice. The Code is binding on all members, and the association also hopes that it will commend itself to all social workers practising in the United Kingdom and to all employers of social workers.
This website, run by the publishers SAGE, aims to provide support for "researchers, students and university teachers who are interested in learning more about anything to do with research methods". It covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches and tailors the resources available according to the needs of each type of user. The website lists journals, organisations, software, mailing lists, conferences and websites that may be of interest, as well as books.
A UK charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. The charity works to: fund medical and scientific research; ensure appropriate clinical care for those with Cystic Fibrosis; and provide information, advice, support and, where appropriate, financial assistance to anyone affected by Cystic Fibrosis. The website contains details of their publications, including factsheets and booklets for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families which are free to download; details of helplines and grants; and information about research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Website of the Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity dedicated to helping children and young people who require additional care and support to fulfill their potential.
This website aims to enhance the quality of student experiences whilst on practice, i.e. work-based placements. A key part is a resource section containing materials that can be used by anyone involved in many aspects of practice based student supervision, including preparation and support. These resources were either commissioned by the Making Practice Based Learning Work team or externally sourced web materials. The materials have been peer reviewed and are freely available for anyone to use in enhancing the nature of practice education.
This report draws on a systematic review of published evidence to provide lessons on empowerment for policy makers and practitioners. It aims to enable the development of workable activities for empowerment underpinned by a sound evidence base. It focuses on six key mechanisms that facilitate empowerment: asset transfer; citizen governance; electronic participation; participatory budgeting; petitions; redress.