access to services

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation : 2009 general report

Report providing an overview of the background to and the results and analysis of the 2009 update to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and its constituent domains.

At a glance 4: Changing social care: an inclusive approach

Adult social care is changing, to put the people who use services at the heart of their own care and support. This requires a different approach from the social care workforce. This At a glance summary presents some ideas about how to successfully change social care services, based on the learning from two previous SCIE publications

Obstacles to using and providing rural social care (Research briefing 22)

Research briefing paper examining some of the most common barriers to using and providing health and social care services in rural areas.

From safety net to springboard: a new approach to care and support for all based on equality and human rights

This report draws on a literature review and consultation to examine the current performance of care and support in protecting and promoting human rights and equality. The report aims to influence thinking on the future of care and support in England and it sets out the actions the Equality and Human Rights Commission will take to help make its vision for care and support a reality.

National care standards: school care accommodation services

This publication describes the new standards for school care accommodation services which have been developed from the point of view of children or young people who use the services.

The standards are grouped under headings that follow the child or young person's journey through the service.

Transforming adult social care: access to information, advice and advocacy

Reports on current activity and research in relation to information, advice and advocacy and the delivery of 'Putting People First'. The research included: a literature review; a survey of directors of adults social services; a review of a sample of local authority and national websites; and in-depth work with selected local authorities and national organisations. Examples of good practice and recommendations for the development of services are included.

Becoming a carer : a booklet about looking after someone with dementia

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, is for anyone who has become, or thinks they may become a carer for someone with dementia. This booklet explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where to get practical and emotional support, offers advice on how to plan for the future, and provides some tips on caring for people with dementia. Importantly, it also suggests some ways carers can look after themselves while they are caring. And finally, it recommends sources of further information and help.

Refuge for young runaways in the UK: a critical overview

This report deals with the concept of 'refuge' for children under the age of sixteen who are away from home or care, as established under section 51 of the Children's Act 1989 and section 38 of The Children's (Scotland) Act 1995. It discusses the factors affecting its provision in the UK and goes on to detail a series of pilot programmes, run between 2004-2006. These were funded by the Department of Health and the Department for Education and Skills, aimed to extend the models of community-based refuge.

National care standards for foster care and family placement services

Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National Care Standards for Foster Care and Family Placement Services.

On the outside : continuity of care for people leaving prison

Report presenting the findings of a study which investigated the continuity of care experienced by prisoners before and after release. It also makes recommendations as to how continuity of care between prison and the community could be improved.