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Programme for government that set out the steps that will be taken in the year ahead to deliver its commitment to make Scotland better.

Report that set out to identify the characteristics of effective career guidance, the role of new technologies in enhancing this and the part that government and national agencies might play in securing greater quality and impact from the public investment in career services.

This is the third edition of Youth Tracker, the quarterly newsletter looking at how Britain’s young people are faring in the recession, and what we can do to support them. A lot has happened since the last edition: Britain is now formally out of recession and a general election campaign is in full swing. Nevertheless, around 900,000 young people remain out of employment, education or training, with a serious risk of being ‘left behind’ by society.

Young people growing up in Britain today are more technology literate than ever before, and are exposed to an increasingly globalised world with, in theory at least, a wealth of opportunities. But for those living in our most disadvantaged communities in particular, finding a path to a solid future can be very challenging, especially in these difficult economic times.

The Scottish Government asked inspection agencies to look at how well some areas were supporting people with a learning disability. A team of people visited four areas to check up on how good services were for people with a learning disability. The team included people with a learning disability and family carers.

A range of elearning resources developed by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to assist employers in meeting the expectations of the workforce development and registration agendas for the social services sector. Some are focused on supporting the individual employee to plan and progress their own learning and development, and others are intended for employers to support them in developing the workforce they need now, or may need in the future.

A part of the IRISS What Works: Putting Research into Practice workshops, this podcast details Miles Rinaldi speaking about what evidence exists for people with mental health problems and the issue of returning to work.

This factsheet discusses the way that HIV-related discrimination can intrude into many contexts and many parts of the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and people thought to be HIV positive. It argues that for PLWHA, or those assumed to be HIV-positive, no area of life is untouched by stigma and no area of life is invulnerable to discrimination.