carers

Short break stories

A collection of stories and reports from projects funded by Creative Breaks and Better Breaks.

Thematic inspection of services for people with a learning disability in Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, East and West Lothian: accessible summary

The Scottish Government asked inspection agencies to look at how well some areas were supporting people with a learning disability. A team of people visited four areas to check up on how good services were for people with a learning disability. The team included people with a learning disability and family carers.

Supporting young carers

This survey explored how effectively young carers were identified by councils and their partners. It also examined the assessment and delivery of services for young carers and their families. The survey used evidence from visits to council areas, focus groups with young carers and meetings with those who provide young carer support services.

Forgotten Citizens: Today's Forgotten Citizens

This podcast was recorded at the 'Forgotton Citizens' Conference, held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Furrah Arshad introduces the work of the organisation Ethnic Enable and its origins. She talks through some of the major issues affecting people with learning disabilities from black and minority ethnic communities in Scotland and also shares her thoughts on how best to make connections with families from black and minority ethnic communities. Tahira Ramzan is a young Asian woman with learning disabilities and she shares her experiences and hopes for her future.

Children in care (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series asks if children who get taken into care should be looked after by strangers or by members of their own family. The Children's Act says children should be looked after by family members - if they want to take on the responsibility and are deemed suitable. But on Woman's Hour, the Family Rights Group says family and friends are too often ignored or rebuffed by social services. If the family does get approved they don't always get the financial support they need.

From the rational to the relational : an exploration of an ethic of care

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. In this podcast Laura Steckley, Irene Stevens and Mark Smith talk about an ethic of care.

A systematic review of interventions for carers in the UK : outcomes and explanatory evidence

Report of a study which investigated interventions designed to support carers with a view to discovering what is known about the outcomes of interventions for carers and the explanatory evidence which exists about how interventions support carers and the contextual factors which influence outcomes.

Promoting mental health : a resource for spiritual and pastoral care

Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.

Principles and standards of citizen leadership including, what is citizen leadership?: a report by the user and carer panel of the 21st century social work review

Report explaining and proposing the concept of "citizen leadership" as a means of empowering service users and carers through enabling them to directly influence and shape the development and implementation of the Changing Lives agenda.

Stigma and Discrimination : widening the Health Inequality Gap : Some Exploratory Data from HIV/AIDS Family Cares in Kerala, India

This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents George Palattiyil talking about health inequality and HIV/AIDs family carers in Kerala, India.