social care provision

Systematic maps aim to describe the existing research literature on a broad topic area and also highlight any gaps. This systematic map includes research on the experience of depression in various BME older populations and the use of services in the UK.

The provision of the Practice Learning Qualification Stage 2 (PLQ2) in the North of Scotland. Report of a feasibility study for Scottish Social Services Learning Network North by Anita Parker and Jean Gordon.

Report describing trends in the range, quality and availability of social care services in 2007-08 across the public, voluntary and private sectors and examining support to people with multiple and complex needs to establish whether these people are benefiting from the new personalised care agenda as described in 'Putting people first'

The document provides examples of good practice in supporting foster carers to provide good quality care to looked-after children. These examples can be used by local authorities and independent fostering providers to develop their services for foster carers.

It addresses issues around training and development opportunities for foster carers, involving foster carers in management, providing support, respite and advice for foster carers.

This document details the additional design criteria, social activities, care and support services to be provided in very sheltered housing schemes offering accommodation to older people living with dementia. Issues covered include personal care, medication, staffing, quality of life, involvement with the community, and building design.

A collection of information relating to migrant workers and the Scottish social services sector. The information has been compiled for those in the geographical area covered by the Scottish Social Services Learning Network North but much of the information is relevant Scotland wide.

Discussion paper highlighting the specific experiences of refugees and asylum seekers with social care needs and making recommendations to enable services to meet their needs more fully.

Report investigating the state of end of life care services in England and making recommendations as to how they could be improved. It also points to issues that arise from the implementation of the Department of Health's End of Life Care Strategy.

The objective of this project was to describe and explain the relationship between age and living standards in later life: exploring how sensitive this relationship is to the questions being asked; and the extent to which the experience of individuals changes as they grow older.

The report is based on analysis of deprivation questions from the Poverty and Social Exclusion survey and the British Household Panel Survey.