information needs

VotingAge: an older people's manifesto

VotingAge is a campaign by older people to promote the needs and concerns of older people to political parties. This document contains the findings from regional consultation events and lays out the main areas of concern for older people and the changes they believe politicians should make to improve the quality of life for older people.

Scottish Accessible Information Forum

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.

Guide to user-led reviews : a supplement to the SAIF standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

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.

Parent's Guide to Money

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.

Information and advice services : what disabled people should expect and receive

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.

Learning the hard way: a strategy for special educational needs

Report aiming to make a contribution to the debate on how best to educate children with learning difficulties by arguing that parents are the best people to decide where their children should attend school and laying out a strategy to make parental choice rather than 'expert' opinion the driver for policy.

Standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of standards designed to help agencies and organisations in the voluntary, private and statutory sectors improve access for disabled people to the information they hold.

Young people (18-24) and their financial information needs

Report examining the information needs of young people with regard to personal finance and looking at ways in which information may be altered to make it more effective, including removing structural and psychological barriers preventing information reaching young people.