case studies

Teenage pregnancy next steps : guidance for local authorities and primary care trusts on effective delivery of local strategies

UK Government document reviewing the lessons which have been learned since the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy began in 1999 and setting out the actions which will help local authorities and primary care trusts to achieve a 50% conception rate reduction target.

Youth Taskforce - progress report

Report outlining the progress being made by the Youth Taskforce, an agency set up by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to improve outcomes for some of the most at risk and challenging young people in England. The report features case studies involving the Taskforce and includes ideas for good practice.

Positive activities : qualitative research with young people (Research report DCSF-RR141)

Report of a study which aimed to build on current understanding of the motivators and barriers to young people taking part in positive activities and provide more detailed data on which channels and messages are most effective in driving demand and encouraging young people to participate.

Healthy working : a prescription : learning from good practice cases

Report providing examples of case studies of organisations which have adopted employee health and welfare programmes in order to encourage other employers to adopt similar programmes to safeguard their employees health and wellbeing.

The neglected majority : developing intermediate mental health care in primary care

Report demonstrating how intermediate care services for people with common mental health problems who have greater support needs than primary care can satisfactorily meet can be developed. It shows how to assess the need for such a service, plan and set up a team and evaluate the impact of intermediate care.

Valuing people now : a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities

Document detailing the UK Government's strategy for people with learning disabilities for three years following consultation and response to the main recommendations in 'Healthcare for all', an independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

Running - Other Choices refuge evaluation : University of Stirling evaluation for the Aberlour Child Care Trust

Report scrutinising Running - Other Choices, a service assisting children and young people who have run away, or been forced to leave home, and looking in particular at the development and operation of a residential refuge as part of this service.

Tackling alcohol harm: lessons from other fields

There a clear need to change attitudes, knowledge and behaviour relating to alcohol in the UK. This report presents seven case studies, each telling the story of an initiative designed to bring about attitudinal, behavioural or policy change, for example sustainable transport use or youth smoking prevention. This novel approach provides a unique insight into how the application of new thinking may help to reduce harmful drinking patterns. This report examines how initiatives successfully used in other fields can help inform new strategies for tackling alcohol related harm.

Carers allowance and the carer premium/addition

Factsheet providing information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Carers Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about the allowance.

Aspiration and attainment amongst young people in deprived communities : analysis and discussion paper

Study looking into the influences on young people's aspirations, in particular the effects of community-level characteristics and attitudes on the aspirations of both parents and children.