access to services

A growing number of people with dementia in the UK are becoming actively involved in groups to try to influence services and policies affecting people with dementia. The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) was a one-year investigation aiming to highlight groups and projects involving people with dementia. The report offers specific ways forward for organisations wishing to engage with people with dementia. Resource published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2012. Summary and full report available.

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This guide looks at how social care services can improve access to adults with autism. It is based on research that explores the barriers to services experienced by people with autism. It covers people with autism, whether or not they also have a learning disability. The guide suggests ways services can improve, identifying how best to meet the goals of the government's autism strategy. Easy read summary. This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

The purpose of the SCIE guide 'Facts about FACS' 2010 is to provide information and support for those involved in implementing the 2010 fair access to care services (FACS) framework. The guide builds on the content of the Department of Health's Prioritising need in the context of Putting People First: A whole system approach to eligibility for social care (DH, 2010). This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Paper that explains just how reforms give power to those who have been overlooked and under-served. It will demonstrate that it is only by publishing data on how public services do their jobs that power can be wrested out of the hands of highly paid officials and given back to the people. The reforms will mean that the poorest will be at the front of the queue.

Underpinning social care is a value-base that includes a commitment to empower service users, to promote social inclusion and to demonstrate a respect for diversity. Realising these values means developing awareness and understanding of how they translate into particular ways of working with different groups and individual service users. This OutLine identifies five key approaches for promoting more equitable provision for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It is supported by a range of examples taken from the evidence base for social care and sexuality.

Resource that details what Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) is, what's new, what's changed and what's remained the same, as well as how FACS will apply to practice.

A review of shared services across the Clyde Valley which sets out a “road map” for the eight Clyde Valley authorities (East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde) to move to a model of integrated service delivery in certain key areas over the next five years. Its recommendations include:

Report that builds on existing knowledge about levels of running away. The estimated 100,000 children who run away each year in the UK are, to varying degrees, in need of support and services. Although there is no single profile for a child who runs way, there are common services and approaches that can provide support before, during and after a running away incident. Stepping Up reviews these services and how far the current policy provisions ensure that every child who runs away is adequately safeguarded.