This publication presents 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.
The estimates are used to monitor progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality. The data published for the first time here are for the financial year April 2007 to March 2008.
This strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s expectations of further developments in telecare: telecare to contribute significantly to the achievement of personalised health and social care outcomes for individuals; telecare to contribute significantly to delivering wider national benefits in areas such as shifting the balance of care and the management of long-term health conditions; and local partnerships to mainstream telecare within local service planning.
Collaborative report assessing the state of services for older people in England and pinpointing the steps which need to be taken to ensure standards are met and that services for older people continuously improve.
Document examining the current state of the gender equality issue in Europe and recommending courses of action to make more progress towards achieving full gender equality for older people.
Report investigating the availability of psychological therapies on the NHS in England and concluding more investment is required to widen access to a greater range of therapies along with a robust system of regulation and training to ensure high standards are maintained.
Video demonstrating how personalisation can work for older people living in purpose-built supported accommodation.
This resource, produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information about maintaining good health for people with learning disabilities.
Case study describing an innovative approach to getting the views of people approaching retirement on their future housing and accommodation needs and what they might expect/would like or be prepared to fund in terms of support.
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.
Document setting out the scale of the problem of elder abuse throughout the EU and recommending actions which can be taken at international, national, local and individual level to combat the problem.