good practice

A Strong Start : good practices in using a local situation assessment to begin a youth substance abuse prevention project

This publication aims to help to develop a youth substance abuse prevention project with a strong foundation - one that strives to involve young people and other important groups in determining the local substance abuse situation and in planning to address the situation. It is not a step-by-step recipe for planning a substance abuse prevention project on the basis of a local situation assessment but rather, a presentation of principles that, when applied, will increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.

First measures: a guide to alcohol misuse prevention work with children

This publication is for those working with primary school age children who need to know the best ways to educate and inform them on issues around alcohol misuse. It offers guidance by: summarising what is effective practice in alcohol misuse prevention; summarising key ‘things to think about’ when developing a project; and providing case study examples and comments from children themselves.

The African Caribbean community and mental health in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health needs of the African-Caribbean community are negatively affected by many factors, including racism. It highlights examples of racism within the psychiatric system and how it exacerbates mental distress. It is also intended to help raise awareness of the discrimination and the disadvantage experienced by African-Caribbean people.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for acute care closer to home

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement. The guides highlight what is considered to be good practice across community services.

The Advocacy Conference 2003 : practice issues in advocacy

This conference report discusses the outcomes of workshops carried out by the Advocacy Safeguards Agency (ASA) and the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) in association with the Scottish Executive. In preparation for revising guidance on advocacy provision, these workshops focused on good practice in advocacy which highlighted some of the issues advocates, advocacy organisations and others would like guidance on.

The King's Fund

Website of the King's Fund, a charity dedicated to improving health care in England through research and other activities.

A guide to improving practice in housing for drug users

Leaflet introducing a fresh approach to the development, planning and delivery of housing and related support services for drug users and laying out new ways of joined-up working intended to improve practice.

CETL4HealthNE : Centre for Excellence in Healthcare Professional Education

The CETL4HealthNE — a consortium involving the Universities of Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside and other partner organisations, with Newcastle University as the lead partner — aims to develop new ways of sharing best practice in healthcare education throughout the range of health professions spanning doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists and pharmacists, in order to meet the needs of the modernised NHS and the growing and changing expectations of patients.

Narrowing the Gap: final guidance year 1

Guidance for local authorities and Children's Trusts in England issued by Narrowing the Gap, a project working to narrow the gap in outcomes between vulnerable and excluded children and the rest. The guidance includes self-evaluation templates and case studies of good local practice.

The missing ingredients: practice, policy and impact - food, health and homelessness in Scotland

Document exploring the relationship between food and homelessness and highlighting case studies of work going on to help homeless people gain better access to healthy, nutritious food.