adults

End of Life Care Strategy : promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life

Document explaining the End of Life Care Strategy for England which aims to improve the provision of care for all adults at the end of life, as well as their families and carers.

Common core competences and principles for health and social care workers working with adults at the end of life

Document detailing competences and principles applicable to all workers involved in caring for and supporting people at the end of life regardless of whether their role is healthcare related or social care related. These competences and principles are intended to support workforce development.

Outcomes-focused adult social care (EiP for councillors 1)

Briefing paper explaining and discussing some of the key concepts and issues concerned with outcomes-focused adult social care such as user-defined outcomes and messages from research.

Improving social work in Scotland

Report that describes how well social work services are performing and what people who use services think about them. The messages are clear; the majority of people of all ages who use services and their carers have valued them and think they have made positive differences to their lives. Staff who provide services are committed and look for ways to improve the services they offer to people.

Proposal to develop an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse

Consultation document inviting responses to the idea of instituting an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland, in particular those who were abused in care settings.

Protection of vulnerable adults: monitoring report 2007-2008

Report that sets out significant data collated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to allegations of abuse against adults. It examines the key findings for the year ended 31 March 2008, providing an analysis of the information and a description of trends, concerns and achievements. It then considers what the data says about the state of adult protection services in Wales.

Early years, life chances and equality: a literature review

Reviews recent literature on how early years experiences may impact on life chances for different groups of the population. Life chances can cover a range of opportunities that people can experience as they become adults and into their later life. These opportunities include, for example, the likelihood of being in employment over individuals’ lifetimes, the chances of obtaining educational qualifications and the chances of good physical and mental health.

Poverty and income inequality in Scotland 2007/08

Publication providing annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland and the distribution of household income across Scotland.