housing

Social housing and worklessness: qualitative research findings

New research published today by the Department for Work and Pensions explores possible explanations for the relatively high levels of worklessness among tenants in social housing. A separate, forthcoming, report will present the detailed research findings.

Understanding dual diagnosis

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. 'Dual diagnosis' is used in the health services to describe people with mental health problems, who also misuse drugs or alcohol. This booklet is for anyone who wants to know more about this.

Launch of 'Valuing People Now'

Letter announcing the launch of 'Valuing People Now', a three-year cross-government strategy for people with learning disabilities accompanied by a delivery plan.

Mental health of Irish-born people in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. In recent years there has been growing concern within the Irish community, Mind and other agencies and professionals working in the mental health field about the mental health of Irish people in Britain. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health of the Irish community is negatively affected by many factors, including racism.

Smart technology and community care for older people : innovation in West Lothian, Scotland

Report evaluating West Lothian Council's approach to the care and support of older people at home in which smart technology is integrated into a model of care which stresses choice, independence and capacity building for older people and aims to support them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The evaluation looked at the views and experiences of stakeholders and the cost effectiveness of the programme.

Local Housing Allowance: larger properties

Equality impact assessment of the Local Housing Allowance which was introduced from 7 April 2008 as a result of amendments to the Housing Benefit regulations.

Housing, health, social care: an introduction

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

Valuing people: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century

UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.

Setting up: a place to call home

Document presenting the results of a survey into setting up home grants for care leavers and making recommendations as to how the system for paying these could be improved.