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The Moffat Charitable Trust “Preventing Crisis for Carers” project was been established to enable Princess Royal Trust for Carers centres to work with their local statutory partners, and other carers’ centres within their health board, to identify carers at the earliest possible stage and promote the development of good working practices around processes such as hospital discharge planning and carers’ assessments.

For more examples of Citizen Leadership, see the Gallery of Good Practice Examples in Citizen Leadership.

V.I.P.s is a citizen leadership project committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people with learning disability and autism spectrum disorder by encouraging them to speak up for themselves and others.

Recording of a Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar, 19 June 2008. Dr Robin Wilson, Clinical Director, Florida Civil Commitment Centre talking about rehabilitation of sex offenders.

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.

This booklet gives information about diagnosis, treatment and tests. As well as help, support and where to get more information.

This discussion paper from the Scottish Recovery Network concentrates on a developing model of peer support where peer workers are employed and trained as peer workers specifically because of their own lived experience of recovery.

The Lilias Graham Trust is a charity which provides a unique Residential Support and Assessment Service for families with children. It helps parents understand their children's needs and enable them to meet those needs. Attachment-based play therapy is closely aligned with intensive support and experiential learning for parents in day-to-day parenting and nurturing tasks with their children. Parents’ own needs are acknowledged and supported in this process.

The Scottish Recovery Network commissioned the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health to undertake a scoping exercise on the Development of Peer Specialist Roles in Scotland. This paper reports on two aspects of the project: 1. A literature scoping exercise on existing models of accredited training and peer specialist roles; 2. Telephone interviews with existing peer specialist / peer support projects in Scotland, and the US.

The document has been produced by HM Inspectorate of Education specifically to support secondary schools in improving the experiences and successes of all their pupils in making post-school transitions, but it will also be useful for those working in partner agencies. This document is part of the wider support comprising The Journey to Excellence series and is a follow up to Count us in.