case studies

Guide intended to help local areas in England commission weight management services for children and young people. It includes information on the policy context and contains a series of tools to support commissioners in the area of weight management for children and young people.

Paper describing and discussing ten examples of interventions for obesity which involve both healthy eating and physical activity. The examples featured all strive to be low cost interventions and fall in to the broad categories of community schemes, active travel initiatives, health in the workplace and lifestyle incentives.

Document providing a checklist for national and regional policy makers concerned with improving the integration of services for older people. It also contains a checklist to help older people and their carers review the policies of their national and regional governments in this area.

Report using carers' experiences to assess the effectiveness and value of the direct payments system and make recommendations for improvements.

This paper reports on a study which examined child protection system assessment and case management of SIDEs (serious injury - discrepant explanation) in 38 families involving 45 seriously - or fatally injured children (0-2 years).

Booklet featuring case studies of situations in which young people may find themselves unfairly treated and providing information on where they can seek help and advice.

Guidance for local authorities and Children's Trusts in England issued by Narrowing the Gap, a project working to narrow the gap in outcomes between vulnerable and excluded children and the rest. The guidance includes self-evaluation templates and case studies of good local practice.

Report charting the progress of a project developed by Learning Connections to help literacies practitioners in Scotland incorporate online learning into their work with adult literacies learners. The report details some of the online resources developed as a result of the project.

Report addressing the issue of people with mental health problems who are out of work. It considers what employers and government could do to make it easier to recruit people with mental health problems.

Report presenting the findings of a study undertaken by the UK Drug Policy Commission which looked at how an explicit refocusing of drug law enforcement on the reduction of drug-related harms could bring about a real impact on the drug-related harms experienced by individuals and communities.