financing

Still waiting for 'big ideas' on adult skills

Paper making the case that adult skills have traditionally been a largely neglected part of the education and training system in England and recommending bold proposals to redress the balance such as increased direct taxation for adult skills and a compulsory 'national skills saving scheme' similar to the pension account.

Compact code of good practice on community groups

Code of practice agreed between the UK Government and the community sector in England to promote good relations between the two and a better understanding of the community sector.

Is it that time already?

In early 2008, Housing 21 and the National End of Life Care Programme began a 6-month service improvement pilot project designed to enhance dignity and choice in end of life care (EoLC). The project was designed to be delivered locally with national support.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Document arguing for an end to the significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Housing associations and home adaptations: making it work smoothly

This research and development project aimed to assist housing associations and local authorities to establish fair, efficient and effective arrangements for carrying out home adaptations. The report covers legislation and funding policy on adaptations; barriers to effective partnership, which included uncertainty about the law and guidance, structural factors and poor communications; and setting up an adaptation agreement.

Substance misuse services in Grampian 2007 : multi-agency inspection (summary)

Document reporting the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Substance misuse services in Grampian 2007 : multi-agency inspection

Report detailing the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Excluded older people : Social Exclusion Unit interim report

Report presenting the responses to a consultation exercise with older people carried out to discover their views and experiences of service provision in England and identifying policy areas which need to change as a result of these findings.

Developing the use of online blended learning with adult literacies learners in Scotland : an overview of the E-learning Support Project, September 2008-March 2009

Report charting the progress of a project developed by Learning Connections to help literacies practitioners in Scotland incorporate online learning into their work with adult literacies learners. The report details some of the online resources developed as a result of the project.