health care

Targeting teenage pregnancy (TP) through school based health centres

Case study from Greenwich, London describing the setting up of health centres in schools and the positive impact these have had on issues such as teenage pregnancy and other health and well-being issues affecting young people. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in setting up similar centres.

Improving transport with care services : conference report

Report of the proceedings of a conference promoting the Transport with Care initiative, an initiative designed to move towards more effective co-ordination and combination of transport services across councils, health boards and community transport organisations in Scotland.

Housing, health, social care : an introduction

Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals about some of the key priorities and challenges facing housing, health and care services in Scotland.

Excluded older people : Social Exclusion Unit interim report

Report presenting the responses to a consultation exercise with older people carried out to discover their views and experiences of service provision in England and identifying policy areas which need to change as a result of these findings.

How can we ensure that the health needs of people with learning disabilities are identified and met? (Outline 7)

Paper outlining the health needs of people with learning disabilities and looking at measures which can be taken by health care providers to better meet those needs.

The changing needs of people with sight loss

Presents the findings from a research study which identifies and explores the changing support needs of people with sight loss from the clinical, visual function and quality of life perspectives. Data were derived from biographical narrative interviews and a visual function questionnaire with people with sight loss, and semi-structured interviews with professionals involved in the delivery of specialist visual impairment services.

SCIE research briefing 4: Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services

A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information about Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services, in order to update practice at the health and social care interface. This briefing focuses on physical disabilities and not learning disabilities.

Improving the health and social outcomes of people recently released from prisons in the UK : a perspective from primary care

Paper discussing how released prisoners may be helped to more easily access primary care services so their health needs can be addressed. It considers issues such as chronic disease, substance misuse, communicable diseases and mental health.

Independence, choice and risk : a guide to best practice in supported decision making

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

How can we ensure culturally competent services? (Outline 14)

Paper looking at what needs to be done to achieve 'cultural competence' in health and social care services, i.e. to make these services ever more equal for people from minority ethnic communities.