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Seizing the opportunity : telecare strategy 2008-2010

Scottish Government strategy document outlining the Scottish Government's expectations of how telecare services will develop in the foreseeable future.

Less crime, lower costs : implementing effective early crime reduction programmes in England and Wales

Report identifying ten examples of crime reduction and prevention programmes which have proved effective and cost-effective in countries outwith the UK. These programmes address a combination of risk factors at each stage of a child's development and the report recommends similar programmes should be developed in the UK.

End of Life Care Strategy : promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life

Document explaining the End of Life Care Strategy for England which aims to improve the provision of care for all adults at the end of life, as well as their families and carers.

The case for change - why England needs a new care and support system

Document putting forward the case for a public debate about the long term future of the care and support system in England as part of the UK Government's desire to engage with the public and key stakeholders about how the existing system can meet the challenges of the future.

Demonstrating how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community

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 last year for all councils with adult social services responsibilities in England to demonstrate how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community.

Financial care models in Scotland and the UK

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.

Unlocking the prison estate : modernising the prison system in England and Wales (Research note no.4)

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.

Towards a research and development strategy for social services in Scotland

Document laying out the rationale and evidence for an R&D strategy arising from the Changing Lives report which recommended such a strategy be developed and that the strategy should underpin the work of all five associated Change Programmes.

Scottish housing digest: housing policy at your fingertips

Report providing a broad overview of major developments in housing and related policy areas in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

Living on the edge: enabling older owner occupiers with moderate learning disabilities to live independently

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.