The Practice-based Professional Learning Centre (PBPL) is one of the four Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the Open University. This website provides information about the Centre and its activities, details of how to get involved and links to resources relating to practice-based professional learning.
RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people as part of Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project. It's purpose is to support young people after the death of someone close. It offers a message board for young people to support each other, an email support line, writing and art work submitted by young people, a special section for young men, a resource list, and a fun section of online games.
FAST is a small, independent organisation and registered charity which works collaboratively with other members of the Assistive Technology community, across statutory, voluntary and private sectors to bring innovative products to market and to improve services for disabled and older people. Their website includes a database of Assistive Technology research and development, a list of events and workshops, and a guide to training and courses in Assistive Technology.
The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a mental health service development tool designed to aid mental health services in making sure their activities are focused on assisting the recovery of people using their services. The SRI is a three-stage process involving planning and preparation, collecting data and drawing up a service development plan.
This site outlines the strategic initiative to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.
Manifesto making eleven recommendations for change in the way children and young people with mental health problems are treated by health and social services.
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.