The latest Changing Lives Newsletter, produced bi-annually by the Scottish Government. This edition includes articles by Adam Ingram, Minister for Children and Early Years, Alan Baird (President, ADSW), Justin McNicholl (Chair, Local Practitioner Forums). Also, updates on Changing Lives, the Practice Governance Change Group and the User and Carer Forum.
Document containing the UK Government's response to the fourth report of the Work and Pensions Select Committee : child support reform.
Report presenting the findings of a research project which aimed to identify the specification and costing of a mental health service for England which delivers the UK Government's key policy objectives for mental health as set out in the National Service Framework for Mental Health.
Paper describing and discussing ten examples of interventions for obesity which involve both healthy eating and physical activity. The examples featured all strive to be low cost interventions and fall in to the broad categories of community schemes, active travel initiatives, health in the workplace and lifestyle incentives.
This paper provides background information on the individual elements of the nine pillars set out in Valuing Young People. The list of polices approaches outlined here is not exhaustive but is intended as a set of concise summaries to give partners, supporters and users of Valuing Young People an overview of polices and approaches that can support young people to achieve their potential.
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.
Paper assessing public perceptions of gun and knife crime, opinions about the UK Government's response to it, the ease with which the public can obtain illegal weapons and the level of support for more severe penalties and strict enforcement.
Section of the DWP's website containing details of Sir David Henshaw's report on redesigning child maintenance, the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill 2007 and the Government's 2006 White Paper, "A new system of child maintenance".
Paper examining the impact of devolution in Scotland on poverty and income inequality for particular groups in Scotland. It outlines how income is distributed across Scotland and aims to make a contribution to debates on what can be done to lessen income inequality.
Report addressing the issue of people with mental health problems who are out of work. It considers what employers and government could do to make it easier to recruit people with mental health problems.