advice services

Towards 2016 - the future of fuel poverty policy in Scotland

Report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum outlining a strategy to make the most effective use of existing resources to help achieve the Scottish Government's target of eliminating fuel poverty "as far as is reasonably practicable by 2016".

Rights within reach : developing effective legal advice outreach services for young people

Report highlighting the benefits that investment in legal services targeted at young people can bring. These include cutting the numbers of young people not in education, employment or training and reducing the likelihood of young people offending.

Civil rights in Scotland: young people's rights

Part of the Citizens Advice Bureau AdviceGuide website. It contains information on the rights of children and young people in Scotland. in particular on discrimination, proof of age, punishment, religion and voting.

In the red : debt and mental health

Report exploring the relationship between debt and mental health through presenting and discussing the results of a survey of 1,804 people living with mental health problems or receiving mental health services who have experienced debt.

Young people : know your rights to fair treatment

Booklet featuring case studies of situations in which young people may find themselves unfairly treated and providing information on where they can seek help and advice.

Production values : futures for professionalism (Demos collection 22)

Collection of papers focusing on how the role of the professional will develop in the future. It looks at the ways professionalism is changing and evolving in various sectors such as policing, teaching, children's services and the voluntary sector.

VotingAge: an older people's manifesto

VotingAge is a campaign by older people to promote the needs and concerns of older people to political parties. This document contains the findings from regional consultation events and lays out the main areas of concern for older people and the changes they believe politicians should make to improve the quality of life for older people.

Guide to user-led reviews : a supplement to the SAIF standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of guidelines designed to help agencies get feedback from disabled people about the accessibility of their information services and measure how well they have implemented the SAIF standards.

Information and advice services : what disabled people should expect and receive

Booklet that informs disabled people on the standards of service they are entitled to receive from information or advice providers and local authorities and others who plan and fund these services.

Children, young people and alcohol: advice and information for parents and carers

Draft guidance for parents on the dangers of alcohol for children and young people issued as part of the UK Government's consultation on children, young people and alcohol.