information services

Leaflet describing the work and role of SAIF which aims to improve the provision of information to disabled people and make information more accessible to everyone who needs it.

This report begins with a summary giving the background; key findings; notes on childcare information; advice and assistance - the brokerage service; information about other services, facilities and publications; information on services for disabled children, children with special educational needs and for disabled parents; access to the information service; service delivery; changes made as a result of the extended information duty requirements; and barriers, ending with recommendations and notes on limitations of the research. The main text then pursues these themes in detail.

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.

Report of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Parent's Guide to Money, a file of information put together to help prospective parents review and arrange their finances.

The Rethink National Advice Service provides information and advice to people with mental illness, their family, friends, informal and professional carers on a range of issues affecting people with mental illness and their carers. They run a telephone advice line and an email advice service as well as taking written enquiries. This links to s series of about 40 factsheets in PDF.

Care Information Scotland (CIS) is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

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.

Adult social care is changing, to ensure that the people who use services are at the heart of their own care and support. This change, outlined in 'Our health, our care, our say' (Department of Health 2006) and confirmed in 'Putting people first' (Her Majesty's Government 2007), will result in greater choice and control for individuals and better support for carers and families. To achieve this, the social care workforce will need to change its approach.

Draft guidance for parents on the dangers of alcohol for children and young people issued as part of the UK Government's consultation on children, young people and alcohol.

A UK charity dedicated to all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. The charity works to: fund medical and scientific research; ensure appropriate clinical care for those with Cystic Fibrosis; and provide information, advice, support and, where appropriate, financial assistance to anyone affected by Cystic Fibrosis. The website contains details of their publications, including factsheets and booklets for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families which are free to download; details of helplines and grants; and information about research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.