social exclusion

When using services, parents have reported that they encounter discriminatory attitudes from some professionals on the basis that they are poor. This learning object seeks to help you understand the positive steps that can be taken to building good relationships with parents in poverty.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. They aim to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.

This guide is an introduction to mentoring and befriending schemes for young refugees. Mentoring is commonly seen as a way of supporting young people to meet their education, training and employment aspirations. Befriending tends to concentrate more on supporting a young person emotionally, having someone to talk to and have fun with.

Report looking at the issue of access to insurance for socially-excluded groups. Using research, it makes recommendations for extending access to insurance, especially contents insurance, and seeks to stimulate greater public debate about this issue.

Paper examining research concerned with adult and youth violent offending with the aim of increasing awareness of the salient issues amongst social work practitioners and those interested from a policy perspective.

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 resource defines Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to BPD and a list of useful contacts.

Paper reviewing some of the key proposals in adult social care of the last ten years from an equity perspective and arguing that more equitable policies can be developed which ensure disadvantaged groups are treated more fairly.

This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. This document includes all five units, as well as introductory information, narratives and a list of resources. Each unit is also held individually in the Learning Exchange.

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.