joint working

A partnership for a better Scotland

Joint statement by the leaders of the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats for the improvement and development of public services in the areas of education; justice; enterprise; transport and health in the joint new government from May 2003.

Nurse-Family Partnership Programme : second year pilot sites implementation in England - the infancy period

Report reviewing the second year of the implementation of a pilot Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programme in ten sites in England. The programme is an evidence-based nurse home visiting programme developed in the USA, intended to improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of young first-time parents and their children.

Reforming asylum support : effective support for those with protection needs

Consultation document intended to provoke debate and discussion over the UK Government's proposals for the future of the asylum and immigration system in the UK.

Exploring a managed care network approach to support Lanarkshire partnerships delivering services for older people

The JIT aims to accelerate the pace of improvements delivered by health and social care partnerships with the objective of achieving service improvements for the benefit of service users and carers.

Inspiring Communities grant programme : information pack for applicants

Pack containing programme and application details for Inspiring Communities grants, a UK Government initiative to create up to fifteen neighbourhood partnerships which will deliver a programme of activities to engage young people and help them work towards attainable goals and improve their educational performance.

Integrated working : a guide

Integrating organisations and services is a daunting task and there is plenty of evidence that outcomes can be poor if services are delivered in a fragmented way to people who need access to care. With that in mind, Government has placed a duty of partnership on the main statutory bodies and integration remains a major aspect of its ‘modernisation’ plans for public services.

Supporting disabled parents: a family or a fragmented approach?

Report examining the experiences of disabled parents and their families and assessing how well local council policies, services and practices are providing appropriate support in line with their responsibilities under existing government policy and legislation.

Means to an end: joint financing across health and social care

Report reviewing the joint financing and integrated care arrangements between NHS bodies and councils in England with adult social care responsibilities.

Using the examples of learning disability, mental health and older people it discusses how these arrangements are used and makes recommendations to help national and local bodies better understand the options available and how to use them to achieve better outcomes for service users.

Putting people first without putting carers second

Report looking into the challenges local councils and health trusts face in making personalisation a reality for carers and those they care for. It also identifies a variety of solutions already in place to meet these challenges, often involving partnerships between voluntary sector carers' services, councils and the NHS.