case studies

Providing care at home for people with dementia

Video featuring a case study highlighting the challenges and rewards of providing care at home for people with dementia, and showing the positive effects for those receiving this support.

Choice in mental health care (Briefing 31)

Briefing paper summarising the findings of a literature review on choice in mental health and learning difficulties carried out in order to help mental health services in England offer their users the same choice concerning their care as people with physical health needs.

From the inside : experiences of prison mental health care

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.

Nurse-Family Partnership Programme : second year pilot sites implementation in England - the infancy period

Report reviewing the second year of the implementation of a pilot Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programme in ten sites in England. The programme is an evidence-based nurse home visiting programme developed in the USA, intended to improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of young first-time parents and their children.

The search for acute solutions : improving the quality of care in acute psychiatric wards

Report describing the Search for Acute Solutions Project which was set up in 2002 to find ways of making acute inpatient mental health care better. It reports the lessons learned from the experience of the project on how to improve hospital care in mental health.

Reforming asylum support : effective support for those with protection needs

Consultation document intended to provoke debate and discussion over the UK Government's proposals for the future of the asylum and immigration system in the UK.

The arrest and detention of children subject to immigration control : a report following the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre

Report presenting the findings of the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood in 2008 and considering the detention of children there in the light of the UK Government's obligations under Article 37 of the UNCRC. It looks particularly at the effect of detention on children's mental and physical health.

Means to an end: joint financing across health and social care

Report reviewing the joint financing and integrated care arrangements between NHS bodies and councils in England with adult social care responsibilities.

Using the examples of learning disability, mental health and older people it discusses how these arrangements are used and makes recommendations to help national and local bodies better understand the options available and how to use them to achieve better outcomes for service users.

Putting people first without putting carers second

Report looking into the challenges local councils and health trusts face in making personalisation a reality for carers and those they care for. It also identifies a variety of solutions already in place to meet these challenges, often involving partnerships between voluntary sector carers' services, councils and the NHS.

Introduction to law

This learning object is suitable especially for an opening module, as it provides an orientation into the subject and will stimulate debate on tricky legal and ethical issues. Introduction to Law sets out to make users aware of: the importance and relevance of Law; how interesting Law can be; the many ways that Law impacts upon our lives and work; the importance of Law to social work practice; and the connections between Law and social work values. 'Why Study Law' asks you to reflect upon how you see the Law through a 10 question quiz.