advice services

Briefing paper for policy makers and planners with an interest in the young people’s workforce; integrated youth support services (particularly information, advice and guidance); community legal services; and front-line services wanting to develop their rights-based advice services to young people.

The purpose of the Scottish Legal Action Group is to promote equal access to justice in Scotland. Accordingly, the Group seeks to improve and advance Scots law for the benefit of those members of society who are economically, socially, or otherwise disadvantaged.

Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.

Report of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee looking at Credit Unions in Scotland. In particular, it looks at the future for Credit Unions in Scotland and the questions of financial exclusion and financial literacy and affordable lending, credit and debt.

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".

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.

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.

An exploration of information, advice and advocacy services for older people. Services providing information, advice and advocacy are crucially important in promoting older people’s independence. The report looks at information, advice, and advocacy and the ways in which they may overlap in practice, as well as the differences between them. It explores definitions, core principles, forms, roles and relationships. Information, advice and advocacy are also discussed in terms of skills, services and processes of empowerment.

Providing tailored one-to-one support to help people back into work has been central to the UK Government's reform of the welfare system. This report argues that a new examination is needed on the role of personal advisers. The report is based on focus groups with service users, in-depth interviews with advisers, surveys of personal advisers and employment providers and a review of the literature. Qualitative analysis is presented to show changes in the ratio of Job Centre Plus advisers to the number of interviews they conducted since the recession began.

A study, by the Scottish Social Services Learning Network North and the Aberdeen Foyer, of the experiences of young people seeking advice and support with sexual health, pregnancy, and parenthood in Aberdeen.