Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Report describing what telecare is, what it can do and the generic components of a telecare service. It also reviews the evidence for its benefits at both individual and health service levels and offers guidelines on developing and implementing a telecare service.
Report presenting in detail the reality of being older and housebound in the UK and setting out an agenda for change in which individuals' choices are supported and encouraged by innovative and personalised service delivery.
Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Report investigating what it would mean if the social services system in the UK was underpinned by a philosophy of independent living. It describes transformative work already done to show what personalisation looks like in practice, uses case studies of user-led organisations to describe the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of independent living and suggests what should be possible if government implements wholesale reform of the system.
Report arguing that the social care system in England suffers from a number of flaws such as lack of clarity, complexity and unfairness. It puts forward the idea of a constitution for social care which would ensure a system based on a clear set of principles setting out exactly what users can expect from the system and what they might contribute in return.
Video featuring a case study illustrating independent living for older disabled people in the community.
Document reporting the discussions and conclusions of a MindThink seminar held to deliberate issues surrounding the meaning of autonomy and risk in mental health care.
Pamphlet drawing attention to the social damage caused by the asset gap in the UK and arguing that the welfare and tax systems are disempowering for those in poverty and should be used to promote and facilitate self-reliance and independence.