This is an updated version of LAC(DH)(2008)2. It gives information about the scope and purpose of funding which the Department of Health introduced 2008 for all councils with adult social services responsibilities in England to demonstrate how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community.
A case study of the provision of free personal care in Scotland which has implications for other parts of the UK. The study outlines current care policy for older people in the UK, and the development of free personal care in Scotland. IT the Scottish situation provides a good exemplar for social care policies elsewhere in Great Britain.
Paper addressing the question of overcrowding in the prison system in England and Wales and arguing that one way to increase capacity in the system is for the UK Government to unlock the value of the prison estate which would release funds to build modern prisons and increase the number of prison places.
Report focusing on the plight of older people with mild to moderate learning disabilities living independently in their own homes. It notes that many reach crisis points which threaten their independence and argues that a service response model based on crisis support workers is the most effective way of preventing such crises occurring and recurring.
Report describing the evolution of a one-year programme to provide volunteering opportunities for 52 homeless young people in London and Newcastle and offering tips to other organisations on the best way to set up and develop similar projects.
Episode of Woman's Hour in which the UK Government Green Paper on reform of the social care system in England is discussed. The guests, Phil Hope, Minister of State for Care Services; Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics; and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK and Christine Ransome-Wallis, who cared for her elderly mother for 12 years; discuss the shape the new system might take.
Episode of Woman's Hour which broadcast a selection of listeners' stories and suggestions received in response to a previous discussion on the UK Government's proposals to reform the social care system in England.
Report assessing whether shifting the balance of funding from institutions to children, as well as spending more, would better meet twenty-first century family needs. It assesses research on parental preferences and reviews how state child care is funded, the way it supports individual families and its impact on the private and voluntary sectors.
Report focusing on the treatment of mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales. Its research suggests a third of the spending on mental health services in prison is spent inefficiently and that, in general, prison mental health care is poor. It offers recommendations to rectify this situation.
Document setting out Scotland's eHealth strategy which involves utilising the power of information technology and electronic information to help ensure that patients receive the right care from the right clinicians at the right time in order to achieve the right outcomes.