information needs

'Getting it right for everyone': conference report

Report of the proceedings of the 'Getting it right for everyone' conference held in Perth on 13th November 2007. The conference was concerned with improving the ability of those working in community planning to engage with people with learning disabilities and raising awareness of the issues facing people with learning disabilities in respect of planning the future of local communities.

Sharing Knowledge, Improving Practice, Changing Lives - Scottish social services knowledge management strategy - Appendices

The appendices include a bibliography, methodology, a list of the Managed Knowledge Network Steering Group and a list of the people who contributed the formulation of the Knowledge Management Strategy.

Measure for measure : using outcome measures to raise standards in the NHS

Paper focusing on information about the quality of health services and looking at ways in which it can lead to better quality healthcare for all. It argues that the information needed to improve services is not always available and that a deeper level of information along with measures such as patient-based outcome measures are required to change health care for the better.

In the dark : the mental health implications of Imprisonment for Public Protection

Imprisonment for Public Protection is an indeterminate sentence given to offenders who are categorised as 'dangerous' but whose offences do not carry a life sentence. This report presents the findings of research carried out on the mental health of IPP prisoners and makes recommendations to address problems identified.

Making E-communication accessible : best practice for websites, email and electronic documents

Guide for agencies and information providers on how to build and make websites and other e-communication which are user-friendly and accessible for disabled people.

Going digital: web-based support for social care

A booklet presenting SCIE’s range of digital resources, which explains how these can benefit the social care workforce.

The Same as You? & local accessible information strategies

Report exploring ways to take forward the recommendations covering information services for disabled people contained in The Same as You?, a Scottish Executive review of services for people with learning difficulties.

Race relations in prison: responding to adult women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

This paper provides an overview of the different experiences and specific needs of minority ethnic adult women in prison, highlighting the contextual effects of multiple discrimination; being a ‘woman’, from a ‘minority ethnic’ group, often from ‘minority nationality groups’ and from ‘lower socio-economic’ backgrounds.

Living from day to day : a research project on older family carers of people with learning disabilities

Report of a study which looked into the experiences, views and attitudes of older family carers who are living with and caring for adult relatives with learning disabilities with a view to finding out how local services can be more responsive to this group.