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The future of mental health : a vision for 2015

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.

Making choices: taking risks - a discussion paper

Paper highlighting some of the risk-related factors which may prevent older people living life the way they want. It also suggests some ways that social care can support people's aspirations and pinpoints some challenges.

A constitution for social care

Document setting out a constitution for social care in England designed to make social care services simpler, fairer and more equal for all. It is based on principles such as citizenship, equality, access and eligibility, independence and choice and control.

Independence, choice and risk : a guide to best practice in supported decision making

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

The case for change - why England needs a new care and support system

Document putting forward the case for a public debate about the long term future of the care and support system in England as part of the UK Government's desire to engage with the public and key stakeholders about how the existing system can meet the challenges of the future.

Learning about personalisation : how can we put the learner at the heart of the education system?

Pamphlet arguing that the complexities of modern society mean that the learner has to be placed at the centre of education. It proposes personalised learning as a way of achieving this and explains how education and other public services can be transformed so that they offer genuinely personalised services.

Understanding personal health budgets

This leaflet explains personal budgets - what they are, why the Department of Health and NHS thinks they could make NHS care better, and how to get more information. It has been written with patients and service users in mind.

Healthy food provision and promotion in schools : a literature review

Review exploring the evidence on healthy food provision and promotion in schools from various standpoints such as the policy context for food and health in Scotland, UK and beyond, the effects of choice and social inequalities and influences such as the impact of the physical and social environment.

Implementing recovery : a new framework for organisational change

Paper summarising the key organisational challenges facing mental health services in incorporating recovery principles into routine practice in mental health services.

People make places : growing the public life of cities

Report of a research project in which three UK cities, Cardiff, Preston and Swindon, were explored in order to reveal the processes by which the public life of cities more generally might be re-energised.