Case study from Waltham Forest, London outlining the rationale and work involved in widening the remit of a youth offending team to include targeted/universal provision in education for communities as well as dealing with young offenders with a view to creating a more integrated service focused more on education and prevention. Implementation tips for others considering similar changes are also offered.
This guide has been developed as a companion resource to the position statement and web guidance produced jointly by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Disability Rights Commission.
Report making the case for life skills training taking a central role in the provision of support and services for people at risk of social exclusion if these services are to be properly effective. It discusses the correct definition of life skills and presents a case study of a project for homeless people which has incorporated life skills development into its services.
Document describing a project entitled "Me and My Dad" which aimed to increase fathers' involvement in their children's learning and outlining the nature, philosophy and positive impact of the project as well as the generic lessons learned about parental involvement, project design and execution.
Case study on North Lanarkshire Council and its housing and social care services.
Document describing a project which focused on ways in which to involve fathers more with their children's early learning. Evaluation evidence showed significant gains for parents, children and practitioners.
Case study from Hackney, London describing schemes introduced for young people with the intention of providing them with constructive activities to get involved in and thus lessen their chances of being influenced by or getting involved with gangs. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar schemes.
Report describing work on an individual case in Cumbria which highlighted the challenges to be overcome in implementing self directed support.
Document containing a number of case studies exemplifying innovative practice in end of life care taking place in care homes in England. The case studies illustrate how employing new approaches to end of life care can help to improve the quality of care, cut unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure more people end their lives in the place and manner of their choosing.
Document describing a five-day 'Way We Learn' course aimed at parents from disadvantaged communities. The course involved a variety of exercises intended to make parents more attuned to their children's cognitive processes.