Paper putting forward a model for closing the gap between improved outcomes in the short term and laying sustainable foundations for social inclusion over the long term. It suggests connecting people with wider opportunities to find and keep work as a means of enabling people to maintain integration after an initial success in escaping homelessness.
Report presenting the results of a study carried out by YouGov of the feelings of young people about the state of their lives and their prospects for the future. The study showed a significant proportion of young people felt life has no purpose and that a supportive family is vital to a young person's wellbeing.
All of us who work with families carry into our work a whole set of beliefs and values about family life and how children should be cared for. This learning object is designed to make you aware of these personal values and how they might impact on your practice. This learning object explores the way that personal values can effect the way you deal with families and seeks to help make practitioners aware of the impact and implications that this can have. You will be asked to capture your initial thoughts relating to 3 case study images depicting different aspects of family life.
Code of good practice developed to facilitate a positive relationship between government and the black and minority ethnic voluntary and community sector.
Report making the case for life skills training taking a central role in the provision of support and services for people at risk of social exclusion if these services are to be properly effective. It discusses the correct definition of life skills and presents a case study of a project for homeless people which has incorporated life skills development into its services.
Report of a study which sought to identify the most deprived areas in England, Scotland and Wales and examine the impact of spatial disadvantage on educational outcomes for 16-18 year olds. It also looked at the comparative change in deprivation and educational outcomes over time.
Report highlighting the continued inequalities in health and well-being experienced by young people who reside in deprived areas in the UK. The study found these young people are less likely to be physically healthy or feel happy with their lives and that programmes designed to help these young people enter employment, education or training have a positive impact on their physical and mental well-being.
Report investigating the extent of the social and economic costs associated with the issue of socially excluded young people in the UK and concluding that interventions helping young people get into employment, education or training can considerably reduce the costs of social exclusion.
Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.
Paper examining the so-called 'skills paradox' in the UK whereby funding and investment in skills formation operates on a 'trickle down' principle, in which those already enjoying privileged status within the education and training system benefit most from the highest levels of investment from both the state and employers. It suggests ways to address this paradox and create an education and training system which works for everyone and maximises the benefits to individuals, organisations and the economy.