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Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire: accessible summary

Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

Obesity : guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children (NICE clinical guideline 43)

Guidance from NICE to assist agencies to stem the prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it through increasing the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity and improving the care offered to adults and children with obesity, especially in primary care.

What is Down's Syndrome?

This booklet is produced by Scottish Down's Syndrome Association and provides a wide range of information for parents, carers, professionals and students about Down's syndrome. The resource includes facts and figures, information about health problems associated with Down's syndrome, screening and testing, growing up and growing older with Down's syndrome, as well as current research.

Listening as a way of life: supporting parents and carers to listen

This resource discusses the benefits of being listened to as a child and how what we learn about ourselves from the adults closest to us depends on the quality of our experience with them. This in turn affects how our self-esteem and sense of identity develops.

CSIP high impact changes for health and social care

This review has inevitably drawn on a great deal of ‘soft’ or qualitative evidence that is largely narrative and anecdotal in nature. As such it contains clear accounts from people who use services about what they find beneficial.

Providers and commissioners need to make sure that additional measures of quality improvement are put in place to strengthen the evidence base.

Fabricated or induced illness by carers

This report and its companion entitled Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Induced or Fabricated by Carers with Parenting Responsibilities, by the Department of Health, is essential reading for all paediatricians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the field of child protection. The Department of Health document sets out policy and guidelines for all professionals, whereas this document discusses clinical issues in more detail and provides practical advice for paediatricians.

World Alzheimer report 2009

Report presenting a comprehensive global prevalence study of dementia and examining levels of mortality, disability, strain on carers and dependency. It also considers examples of good national dementia plans and provides information on health service responses. It includes recommendations for a global framework for action on dementia.

Personalisation: a shared understanding, commissioning for personalisation - a personalised commissioning approach to support and care services

Set of three separate papers looking at the development and delivery of personalised services and approaches. The first paper considers what personalisation is and what areas need to be aligned to bring about real user engagement, flexibility and improved outcomes.

The second discusses the role of commissioning in transforming services to meet future needs and the third examines commissioning in greater detail and identifies the issues which arise at an operational level and which might need to be addressed.

Guardianship and intervention orders: making an application - a guide for carers

Guide for carers taking them through the process of applying for a guardianship or intervention order and explaining how the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 can assist them.

Experiences of the early implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 : a cohort study

Report of a study which aimed to evaluate the implementation of the MHCT Act through an in-depth exploration of the experiences and perceptions of service users, carers and different health and social care professionals and advocacy workers, and a consideration of stakeholders' views in light of those expressed before implementation of the Act.