All in the mind (BBC Radio 4 series)

Edition of the "All in the mind" series devoted to the subject of dementia. Professor Julie Williams talks about her pioneering work in genetics, and Simon Lovestone talks about the search for a biomarker in blood. The quality of dementia care in the UK is also discussed.

Collection of examples of service user and carer participation in systematic reviews (Research resource 2)

Document bringing together three examples of user involvement in systematic reviews with the purpose of informing the development of SCIE's systematic review guidelines.

Young Carers Good Practice Guide

This report presents the research made by The Young Carers’ Network about young carers projects and services in Scotland. The guide is set out in 5 sections and outlines areas to be considered when planning and developing a service for young carers. It can be used as a planning tool, a checklist or a reference throughout the life of the service. The material can also be useful to support or develop in-house training sessions.

Looked after children and young people: we can and must do better

This publication is intended for everyone who is concerned with looked after children and young people and their families. This includes: elected members, local authority staff, staff in voluntary organisations, private providers, foster carers, health professionals and those involved in developing and improving children’s services.

Valuing people: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century

UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.

Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams

The guide will help put systems in place to identify carers, their health needs, provide useful information and draw on the range of carer support organisations in most communities.

Making the difference: out of school learning

Information leaflet for parents, carers and family members on how out-of-school-hours learning activities promote learning, healthy lifestyles and fun.

SCIE Guide 4: Involving service users and carers in social work education

In 2003 the Department of Health introduced a new qualification for social workers. Previously a diploma, for the first time the social work qualification became a three-year degree course, a move which reflected the difficulty and professionalism of the job. Also for the first time, universities and colleges offering the degree were required to involve service users and carers in the design and delivery of the programme.

Supporting someone to manage money : a guide for carers

Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.