housing

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.

Report setting out the findings of a Rapid Evidence Assessment of international literature on effective substance misuse services for homeless people which reviewed good practice in other countries to discover if Scotland could learn any lessons from them.

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.

Document from Care & Repair England, a charity concerned with improving housing conditions for older people, reviewing its achievements to date and stating its plans and policies for the future.

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for tackling the issues which teenage parents encounter and what measures it expects local authorities and primary care trusts to have in place to improve outcomes for teenage parents and their children.

This guidance has been produced by the Scottish Housing Regulator in partnership with Stonewall Scotland and the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing. This guidance is designed to assist social landlords concerned with addressing homophobic and transphobic harassment. It provides an overview of the relevant legislation, describes homophobia and transphobia, identifies the behaviour involved in harassment, highlights certain aspects of service delivery, and offers practical guidance to assist in reviewing harassment policy and procedures.

Reid Howie Associates was commissioned by the Scottish Government in Summer 2008 to carry out an evaluation of a pilot advice service on disability issues provided by Ownership Options for Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) taking part in Scottish Executive (now Scottish Government) funded shared equity provision in Scotland.

An overview and key findings from the "Towards a Common Currency" project by the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of Birmingham and Peter Fletcher Associates. The paper looks at moving towards a common language to accurately describe older people’s housing.

Report of a research project which studied the duration of tenancies of women re-housed because of domestic abuse and attempted to define the key factors which determine whether or not these tenancies are sustained.