user participation

A position paper offering a practice framework for social care practitioners to allow the greater participation of 'seldom heard' groups in the social care services available to them. The paper considers four groups in particular, homeless people with addiction problems, black and minority ethnic people, people with communication impairments and people with dementia.

This research project was commissioned by the Scottish Executive to find out how advocacy for children in the Children’s Hearings System compares with arrangements in other UK systems of child welfare and youth justice and those internationally, and what children and young people and the professionals who work with them think about advocacy arrangements in the Children’s Hearings System and how these can be improved.

Report assessing the threats and opportunities technology holds for universities. It argues that technology is making universities just one source among many of knowledge and ideas but that, through their institutional capital, universities can also harness technology to offer more flexible provision and open up more avenues into higher education.

Briefing paper looking at how transition services need to support disabled young people and their families through the change from childhood to adulthood and emphasising the importance of services being responsive, flexible and high quality.

Report describing and assessing an example of an active outreach project with a view to demonstrating the importance of gaining service users views on the innovative local practices which they receive. It attempts to show how service user involvement can be more widely implemented through direct consultation.

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.

Video examining personalisation and community mental health services including recovery and service user participation.

Report presenting the results of an audit of current provision for children in residential care in Scotland and proposing a strategy for the development and supply of residential child care services to match the full range of needs of children and young people.

Report presenting the findings of a review of the provision of and need for mental health care in five prisons in the West Midlands and making recommendations on how services could be improved.