attitudes

Attitudes to social care for older people in Northern Ireland

Report that examines the existing level of informal care of older people in Northern Ireland, and the attitudes of people to social care.

Exploring dimensions of social capital in Scotland: findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey and Scottish Household Survey

Report that explores whether different groups in society experience different levels of social capital. Does where you live affect the strength of your social networks? Are older or younger people more likely to benefit from having strong links with other people in their community? And are people who are already socio-economically disadvantaged further disadvantaged by having lower levels of social capital and therefore fewer resources to draw upon?

It draws on data from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) 2009 and the Scottish Household survey (SHS) 2010.

Can changing aspirations and attitudes impact on educational attainment? A review of interventions

Review of the evidence on whether educational attainment can be raised by focusing interventions on changing attitudes of parents and children.

Attitudes to sentencing sexual offences

Report that outlines findings of research conducted by Natcen Social Research on victim/survivor and public attitudes to sentencing sexual offences.

The influence of parents, places and poverty on educational attitudes and aspirations

Report that aims to better understand the relationship between young people’s aspirations and how they are formed.

It examines the nature of aspirations; explores how parental circumstances and attitudes, school, and opportunity structures come together to shape aspirations in deprived urban areas; and argues that the approach to intervention should be reconsidered.

Changing societal attitudes, and regulatory responses, to risk-taking in adult care

Paper that explores the relationship between policy initiatives regarding risk-taking in adult care and its claim to reflect user experience; argues that these policy initiatives are driven by the imperative of rationalising risk management; and claims that such policies are not a response to user demand and that more research is needed to evaluate the attitudes of users of adult care to risk-taking.

Scottish social attitudes survey 2010: attitudes to discrimination and positive action

Report that presents key findings from a study of public attitudes towards discrimination and positive action. Based on data from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA), the study aimed to:

• Measure the extent and character of discriminatory attitudes in Scotland in 2010
• Assess the extent of support for positive action to try and achieve equality for different groups
• Examine how attitudes have changed over time.

Participation and community on Bradford's traditionally white estates: a community research project

An interactive research project with residents of two traditionally white estates in Bradford, this study explores their perceptions of community and attitudes towards participation, both on the estates and with external agencies. It explores why, given the partial achievements and commitment to improving the lives of some of the most excluded social groups in the UK, government has been unable to generate self-sustaining improvements in these kinds of settings.

Public attitudes to housing

Paper that examines public attitudes towards housing tenure; public attitudes towards neighbourhood and property types; perceptions of housing taxation; and the implications of the evidence for reforming the housing system to support vulnerable households. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned the paper to contribute ideas for its Housing Market Taskforce, a two-year programme of work aiming to achieve long-term stability in the housing market for vulnerable households.

Society thinks older people are useless

The elderly are often described as a problem group. In this video, Michele Hanson visits Age Concern's Great Croft Resource Centre in Camden to find out how people feel about this.