case study

Targeting teenage pregnancy (TP) through school based health centres

Case study from Greenwich, London describing the setting up of health centres in schools and the positive impact these have had on issues such as teenage pregnancy and other health and well-being issues affecting young people. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in setting up similar centres.

Targeted and integrated services reduce teenage pregnancy

Case study from Bournemouth showing how a targeted and integrated multi-agency approach successfully reduced teenage pregnancy rates and offering implementation tips for others wishing to achieve the same objectives.

Delivering lifetime homes, lifetime neighbourhoods: a national strategy for housing in an ageing society

Provides an update on progress of the Government strategy 'Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods' and outlines the next steps on delivery. It includes outlines of the roles of the different partners in delivery.

Case study: community care and older people

This case has been designed to familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with vulnerable adults. It consists of a three stage scenario describing the difficulties in the lives of an older couple, and their family, as they become increasingly dependent on community, residential and hospital-based services to protect them from danger and to promote their welfare.

The Human Rights Act: changing lives (second edition)

BIHR report containing a series of case studies illustrating how ordinary people have benefited from the Human Rights Act in their dealings with public bodies.

BBC - Child of Our Time

Child of Our Time is following children and their families from a range of genetic, social, geographical and ethnic backgrounds. It's exploring the influences that shape personality and how children adapt to their environments.

Financial care models in Scotland and the UK

A case study of the provision of free personal care in Scotland which has implications for other parts of the UK. The study outlines current care policy for older people in the UK, and the development of free personal care in Scotland. IT the Scottish situation provides a good exemplar for social care policies elsewhere in Great Britain.

Combating substance misuse through multi-agency working

Case study from East Sussex showing how a multi-agency approach to the issue of substance misuse among young people was developed and offering implementation tips to others on the best ways to achieve the same approach.

Reducing High Placement Costs (Solihull) Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2008

This case study describes how Solihull's high unit costs for placements for children in care were reduced; increasing resources available to improve the quality of care and delivering outcomes that better met the needs of children. It sets out the steps that Solihull took to address the situation and achieve 11% savings on the placements budget. These improvements were achieved through a combination of developing the authority's foster care service, redefining the commissioning and contracting team into a professional procurement service, and improving management of the external market.