Paper giving an overview of the main lessons learned from a study of two existing networks and partnerships in health and social services, Managed Clinical Networks and Health Action Zones. The issues raised are examined with a view to establishing the potential for identifying best practice for partnership working.
Document presenting the UK Government's strategy for making children and young people safer following a consultation on this issue.
UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.
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.
Case study from Hackney, London describing schemes introduced for young people with the intention of providing them with constructive activities to get involved in and thus lessen their chances of being influenced by or getting involved with gangs. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar schemes.
Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Report of a research project which studied the duration of tenancies of women re-housed because of domestic abuse and attempted to define the key factors which determine whether or not these tenancies are sustained.
Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Guidance from NICE to assist agencies to stem the prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it through increasing the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity and improving the care offered to adults and children with obesity, especially in primary care.
The government here welcomes the Houghton report, accepts its main recommendation that helping people to find and stay in work should be a local government priority, and describes the support put in place, strengthened integration and greater devolution, a challenge to local partnerships and support for the third sector and social enterprise. An annex summarises government response to Houghton and DWP's devolution offer.