financing

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.

Report exploring the impact of recession on the financial resources of the voluntary youth sector and looking at ways the sector could respond to the challenge of reduced income such as exploring opportunities for new collaborations and partnerships.

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.

Code of good practice developed to facilitate a positive relationship between government and the black and minority ethnic voluntary and community sector.

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.

Briefing paper giving an overview of social work services in Scotland including an outline of the legislative framework governing social work services, key policy themes and the organisation and funding of social work services.

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 the UK Government's expectations for the Early Years Single Funding Formula in England and providing guidance on how the formula should be designed and implemented by local authorities.