Research on families involved with child protection services in the United Kingdom reveal that many the families all share the common experiences of living on a low income, suffering housing difficulties, and social isolation. The children and families experiencing these factors may often feel that they have few choices available to help them. This learning object explores the complex issues that often surround these children and families.
Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.
Report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum outlining a strategy to make the most effective use of existing resources to help achieve the Scottish Government's target of eliminating fuel poverty "as far as is reasonably practicable by 2016".
Factsheet providing information and advice on sources of help available to all those caring for family members or friends in Scotland. Topics covered include carers' assessments, emotional support, financial matters and making a complaint.
Report reviewing the services available to older people with mental health problems and making a series of recommendations on how these can be improved.
Document laying out the policies and actions that Argyll and Bute Council, and its partner agencies, are taking to ensure the needs of all older people in their area are met.
Leaflet introducing a fresh approach to the development, planning and delivery of housing and related support services for drug users and laying out new ways of joined-up working intended to improve practice.
Report detailing the findings of a health impact assessment of a draft local development strategy by Glasgow City Council for the east end of Glasgow designed to make the area a model of sustainable development and tackle issues of population health, environmental quality and social deprivation.
Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals about some of the key priorities and challenges facing housing, health and care services in Scotland.
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.