equal opportunities

In this position paper, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) sets out a skills and qualifications framework that should support practice learning, both in the new degree and across social care organisations. We focus on ways of supporting those whose task it is to assess practice in the workplace ('practice assessors’). We also look at employers’ opportunities for organisational development, improved practice standards and human resource development (HRD).

Report explaining and proposing the concept of "citizen leadership" as a means of empowering service users and carers through enabling them to directly influence and shape the development and implementation of the Changing Lives agenda.

Report advocating a rethinking of how self-esteem is understood in the UK. It argues that it should be considered a personal tool which helps all of us live our lives and, by extension, brings wider benefits such as potentially improving the quality of society. It makes recommendations as to how the self-esteem of society as a whole can be improved.

Document exploring the possible impact of the National Dementia Strategy for England on people according to their age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation with a view to ensuring that implementation of the strategy takes account of any potential issues and informs continuing efforts to lessen inequality.

The first anniversary booklet gives a flavour of the Commission's work over so far, by highlighting the stories of 10 people whose lives have somehow been touched by the Commission. Some of the stories are inspirational, some funny, some just plain fascinating.

Scottish Government document providing a shared understanding and approach to guide the work of all partners involved in combating violence against women in Scotland. The document includes a definition of violence against women, a set of guiding principles and a focus for the work in this area.

Document highlighting the importance of challenging age discrimination at both EU and national level and identifying the benefits eliminating age discrimination can bring to society, e.g the valuable cultural, social and professional skills possessed by older people.

Document examining the current state of the gender equality issue in Europe and recommending courses of action to make more progress towards achieving full gender equality for older people.

This report presents findings of a study of public bodies’ approach to implementing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the DDA) and provides evidence for a baseline against which to assess the extent to which the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) prompts authorities to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

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.