Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for voluntary service providers, for example how they ensure the individual is the primary focus.
Code of practice agreed between the UK Government and the community sector in England to promote good relations between the two and a better understanding of the community sector.
Case study from Leeds, Yorkshire describing a project run by the voluntary sector which helps young people involved in substance misuse by assessing their particular needs and then putting them in contact with the appropriate agencies to meet those needs. Also offered are implementation tips for others to implement such a 'one-stop shop' approach.
This guide is intended to map out the key organisations operating in the social services field in Scotland. It provides an indication of the range of intermediary and umbrella organisations with which voluntary sector providers of social care may need to link and engage.
Report analysing early-life experiences, key issues and trajectories which lead some people into social exclusion and complex needs and using these insights to determine how such people can be better helped.
Pamphlet looking at the ways in which the UK can build and sustain community resilience in the face of disasters with support from central and local government, relevant agencies, the emergency services and voluntary organisations. It identifies the main principles of community resilience as being engagement, education, empowerment and encouragement.
Collection of papers focusing on how the role of the professional will develop in the future. It looks at the ways professionalism is changing and evolving in various sectors such as policing, teaching, children's services and the voluntary sector.
BIHR report containing a series of case studies illustrating how ordinary people have benefited from the Human Rights Act in their dealings with public bodies.
This literature review examines the ways in which young carers come to the attention of voluntary and statutory agencies, and factors inhibiting identification. It identifies the ways in which young carers’ needs are assessed and it examines approaches to service provision by both statutory and voluntary agencies. The review also identifies approaches that are successful in meeting the social, educational and health needs of young carers.
Report presenting and discussing the findings of a questionnaire survey intended to collect data pertaining to funding difficulties faced by service providers in the voluntary sector in Scotland and the potential consequences of these difficulties for services.