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The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

The Assessment Triangle

The Assessment Triangle is a key concept within child welfare and is a term that has been used since the late 1990s. In Scotland, it has been adopted within the development of an Integrated Assessment Framework, to which we also refer in this learning resource. There are a number of aspects of child assessment, in any domain – the home, the playground, the classroom, the GP surgery, or residential care, and others – where you will be thinking about assessment models and practice.

At a glance 02: Improving outcomes for people in shared living services

Shared living schemes are one way of providing more personalised services. They offer care and support to people who use services, usually older people and those with learning disabilities, in family homes. This At a glance presents the key messages from the SCIE study, 'Improving outcome for service users in adult placement - commissioning and care management', drawing out the messages for local authority managers, care managers and commissioners.

Providing information and explaining

This resource uses a case study to help you explore the challenges that social workers experience during interviews and what decisions can be made to overcome some of these. It highlights that discovering the other person’s perspective and establishing a shared agenda for the interview are priority tasks, as well as the need to explain bureaucratic procedures and to provide as well as gather information.

Enriching opportunities: unlocking potential: searching for the keys

The Enriched Opportunities Programme is an intervention developed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Bradford Dementia group that aimed to improve the well-being and activity of people with dementia living in long-term care. The programme included five key elements: specialist expertise; individualised assessment and case work; activity and occupation; staff training; management and leadership. This research evaluates the impact of the intervention on residents and tenants and on the staff caring for them.

Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families

Framework designed to provide a systematic method of analysing, comprehending and recording what is happening to children and young people both within their families and the community where they live.

Opportunities for involvement for service users and carers at the Open University in Scotland

Booklet explaining the different ways service users or carers can assist with the work of the Faculty of Health & Social Care at the Open University. Opportunities available include the development of courses and the selection and training of students.

Implementation of the safer social networking principles (2011)

In September 2011, the European Commission published the second batch of the findings of a second independent assessment of the implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU. This includes results of tests on 9 social networking sites. The first batch, including results of tests on 14 sites was published in June 2011.

Services for children with disabilities and their families : a guide for parents and carers (Finding out about)

Booklet identifying and describing the range of services available to families with children with disabilities in Scotland. The services cover early years, school, local authority services, play and leisure and health.

Caring for someone with dementia : frequently asked legal questions

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.