social care services

Kinship carers: possible benefit entitlement and potential issues when claiming benefits

This report aims to describe the benefit system as it applies to kinship care, as well as considering related issues that kinship carers may face when attempting to access their benefit entitlement and an indication of the types of assistance which could enable households to access the benefits system more easily.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for health, wellbeing and reducing inequalities

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver the action, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.

Valuing young people: principles and connections to support young people achieve their potential

Paper developed with input and advice from a range of partners who deliver for young people. It is set out in 3 sections: context, common principles, and connections.

It is intended as a practical resource for anyone making decisions that affect the support we give young people or anyone involved in delivering services to them. It can provide a point of common reference and a tool for making connections.

SCIE Research briefing 31: Co-production: an emerging evidence base for adult social care transformation

The term ‘co-production’ is increasingly being applied to new types of public service delivery in the UK, including new approaches to adult social care. This briefing explains how staff should be encouraged to access co-productive initiatives, recognising and supporting diversity among the people who use services. And the importance of creating new structures, regulatory and commissioning practices and financial streams is necessary to embed co-production as a long-term rather than ad hoc solution.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for children, young people and their families

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.

Thinking About Moving into a Care Home?

Booklet primarily aimed at people considering entering a care home. Part 2 of the booklet explains how to contact the social work service.

Poverty and public policy: a global journal of social security, income, aid and welfare

A quarterly academic open access journal launched in 2009 with the support of the Policy Studies Organisation. ISSN 1944-2858. It aims to publish research articles, public policy reviews, book reviews, datasets and features covering a wide range of subjects relating to poverty, income distribution, and welfare (social security programmes) worldwide.

Combat Poverty Agency: Autumn 2008 No. 22

Action on Poverty Today is the quarterly journal of the Combat Poverty Agency. Each issue carries articles by specialist contributors on a wide range of policy areas. It also acts as a diary of events in the field of social inclusion and monitors new publications and changing legislation.

Key messages: overview of mental health services

Key messages are presented from a study looking at mental health services provided by the NHS, councils, prisons, the police and the voluntary sector across Scotland for all ages. The study examines the accessibility and availability of mental health services and how much is spent on them.

The report provides an overview of mental health services and is the first in a series of planned reports in this area. The researchers carried out an overview to highlight areas for improvement and to identify priorities for future audit work.

Comprehensive area assessment: framework document

CAA is the new framework for the independent assessment of local public services in England. This document sets out how it will be delivered from April 2009.

Part 1 gives an executive summary and framework overview.

Part 2 details the framework and what it will deliver and describes area assessment, organisational assessments, and how CAA will be carried out. Further sections cover improvement and inspection planning, reporting CAA, the evolution of assessment and reviewing and evaluating CAA.