Paper from the Social Care Institute for Excellence containing its response to European Commission proposals to establish a European mental health strategy. The response emphasised the relevance of mental health to economic prosperity, quality of life and social inclusion.
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This is a report on an inspection of the conditions in which male and female young offenders are held and the treatment they receive in smaller units within adult establishments in Scotland. The inspection took place in November 2008. The report covers young offenders in Friarton Hall (Perth Prison), Darroch Hall (Green Prison) and Bruce House (Cornton Vale Prison). A number of observations are noted and some recommendations are made for Bruce House.
Down's Syndrome Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for everyone in Scotland with Down's Syndrome.
Child wellbeing and child poverty:where the UK stands in the European table, is a briefing paper of research by a York University team for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) published in April 2009. This league table of young people's wellbeing places the United Kingdom 24th out of 29 countries measured across seven areas: health, education, housing, material resources, relationships, risk, and how young people feel about their lives. The data was mostly drawn from 2006 and does not reflect changes as a result of government programmes since that time.
This document details the additional design criteria, social activities, care and support services to be provided in very sheltered housing schemes offering accommodation to older people living with dementia. Issues covered include personal care, medication, staffing, quality of life, involvement with the community, and building design.
'Living Well with Dementia' sets out the government’s strategy for helping people with dementia and their carers over the next five years. Its aim is to ensure that significant improvements are made to dementia services across three key areas: awareness and understanding; earlier diagnosis and intervention; and quality of care. This briefing summarises the key points of the strategy, covering in greater depth elements which are relevant to the housing sector.
This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.
This exploratory community development project gathered the experiences around recovery of people using mental health services who come from some of the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in Edinburgh. The project involved around 50 people from BME communities. The work with each of the three smaller projects was designed around the circumstances of that service and the ways in which those participants or service users wished to take part. This took place between December 2007 and May 2008.
The well-being of older people is an important issue for policy across health, housing and social care, and local authorities are increasingly considering extra care as a way of replacing older models of residential care provision and addressing low demand for traditional forms of sheltered housing. The researchers interviewed residents and managers from six extra care housing schemes in England to explore their experiences.
The author reports on research which aimed to examine the impact on carers of people receiving individual budgets and the outcomes for carers of this new approach.
While there are many ways in which personal budgets can be provided, one of the main ways is through a direct payment.
This research is the first to examine the impact on carers of people receiving IBs and the outcomes for carers of this new approach.