government policy

Delivering the Government's mental health policies : services, staffing and costs

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.

Weighing in : dealing with the challenge of obesity (Policy Exchange research notes)

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.

Reference paper for Valuing Young People

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.

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.

Child maintenance redesign

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".

Recruitment and mental health : a report

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.

Impact assessment of National Dementia Strategy

Document assessing the economic impact of the recommendations of the National Dementia Strategy for England.

Safeguarding Children In Scotland Who May Have Been Trafficked

Scottish Government guidance developed to support professionals in identifying, assessing and providing appropriate support for children who may have been victims of trafficking.

Do you know how supporting victims of crime is helping Scotland?

Report providing an overview of statistics and information to help demonstrate the link between crime and the achievement of Scotland's principal targets and provoke thought and discussion about the future development of services.

Guidance on short breaks (respite)

Document providing guidance to agencies engaged in children's services on the planning and delivery of short breaks, including breaks from caring and emergency crisis support.