adults

Still waiting for 'big ideas' on adult skills

Paper making the case that adult skills have traditionally been a largely neglected part of the education and training system in England and recommending bold proposals to redress the balance such as increased direct taxation for adult skills and a compulsory 'national skills saving scheme' similar to the pension account.

How much are people in Scotland really drinking? : a review of data from Scotland's routine national surveys

Report assessing the validity of Scottish survey data on alcohol consumption and attempting to explain the apparent discrepancy between survey and non-survey indicators of drinking. It also attempts to make definitive statements about drinking trends over the past decade and makes recommendations for improving Scottish survey data on alcohol.

Adults with autism (BBC Radio 4 programme)

In this programme Mike Embley asks why so many autistic people are diagnosed late in life. He also looks at the help and support available to them as well as the latest scientific research on autism.

Justice denied: a summary of our investigation into the care and treatment of Ms A

Ms A is a 67 year old woman with a learning disability who has been in the care of the local authority since she was eight years old. This investigation into Ms A’s care was initiated in September 2006, after the Mental Welfare Commission was contacted by a housing association who were concerned about her vulnerability. They said Ms A had reported being raped. When they contacted the police, they discovered that similar assaults were alleged to have taken place previously.

What can assistive technology offer disabled adults? (Outline 5)

Paper discussing the role assistive technology can play in helping disabled people assume greater control over their social environment.

Transition to adulthood: inquiry into transition to adulthood for young people with autism

This inquiry sought evidence from a range of stakeholders across England, including parents, people with autism and professionals into transition to adulthood for young people with autism. The report outlines the key findings of the Inquiry and makes recommendations based on the experiences and evidence from all those who took part.

Care homes, Scotland, 2008 (Statistical bulletin, health series)

Scottish Government publication giving a provisional statistical breakdown of care homes for adults in Scotland for the period up to 31 March 2008.

Raising our sights: services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

Report commissioned as part of the Valuing People Now delivery plan that highlights the most important parts of planning and delivering support for people with the most complex needs.

SCIE research briefing 4: Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services

A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information about Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services, in order to update practice at the health and social care interface. This briefing focuses on physical disabilities and not learning disabilities.

National care standards : short breaks and respite care services for adults

Document setting out the minimum national standards service users can expect from services providing short break and respite care for adults.