health

General household survey: results for 2007

The General Household Survey (GHS) is an inter-departmental multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the ONS collecting information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain.

Putting people first: A shared vision and commitment to the transformation of adult social care (HM Government 2007)

This protocol outlines transformation required to support personalisation, encompassing joint strategic needs assessment, commissioning that stimulates quality provision, and locally agreed approaches using community resources.

My health: health action planning and health facilitation for people with a learning disability

This DVD asks viewers to consider their physical health, mental health and aspects of their life style that contribute in good or bad ways to both of these. It advocates regular physical health checks and the creation of a personal health action plan as part of a personalised and joined up service. It also describes the role of 'health facilitators', who can be friends, relatives or another trusted individual, to act as a broker between health services and a person with learning disabilities.

Keeping well : a booklet about health for people with learning disabilities

This resource, produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information about maintaining good health for people with learning disabilities.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for health, wellbeing and reducing inequalities

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver the action, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.

Growing up in Scotland Study (GUS)

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond. Funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department, its principal aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties.

Alcohol units: a brief guide

Booklet explaining units of alcohol and advising on safe alcohol consumption.

Safe. sensible. social: the next steps in the National Alcohol Strategy

UK Government document reviewing progress since the publication of the Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England (2004) and outlining further action to achieve long-term reductions in alcohol-related ill health and crime.

The impact of abuse and neglect on the health and mental health of children and young people

During the past 30 years, the focus on the extent and nature of child abuse and neglect has been coupled with an increasing interest in the impact on children’s development, health and mental wellbeing. Child maltreatment is both a human rights violation and a complex public health issue, likely caused by a myriad of factors that involve the individual, the family, and the community. This document examines the impact of abuse and neglect on the health of children and young people.

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2008

Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.