grants

Buttle UK

Website named after Frank Buttle - a remarkable man, whose hard work and personal sacrifice helped to establish grant giving programmes, which have been making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in need since 1953.

Every year, Buttle UK provides thousands of grants to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK, often when there is no other source of help available to them.

Practitioner article: tackling fuel poverty - how can practitioners help their clients?

The current fuel poverty situation is outlined, including legislation and schemes designed to mitigate it. Some suggestions as to how practitioners can help clients to help themselves with this issue are made.

Adaptations, improvements and repairs to the home

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. This factsheet is about making adaptations, improvements or repairs to the home of people with dementia. These changes may help to make life easier or make it possible for the person to remain at home for longer. This information sheet also suggests where to go for advice and the grants that may be available.

Handled with care?: managing medication for residents of care homes and children's homes - a follow up study (CSCI special study report)

Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.

The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.

Setting up: a place to call home

Document presenting the results of a survey into setting up home grants for care leavers and making recommendations as to how the system for paying these could be improved.

How can the housing needs of families with one or more disabled parents be met? (Outline 1)

Paper highlighting what is known and what the gaps are in developing policy and practice to meet the housing needs of families with disabled parents.

Review of the Children's Legal Representation Grant Scheme (Research findings no.48/2009)

Summary of the main findings of research which looked at the Legal Representation Grant Scheme, a scheme which permits children's hearings to appoint legally qualified individuals to represent children when this is required. The purpose was to review the operation of the scheme and inform its future development.

Review of the Children's Legal Representation Grant Scheme

Report summarising the main findings of research which looked at the Legal Representation Grant Scheme, a scheme which permits children's hearings to appoint legally qualified individuals to represent children when this is required. The purpose was to review the operation of the scheme and inform its future development.

Commissioning and the community sector: how community sector organisations can be ready for commissioning

‘Commissioning’ is a word that is increasingly heard by those who work with children, young people and their families. This publication has been written specifically for community organisations to help them understand commissioning and seize the opportunities that this process affords. These include the opportunity to use their local knowledge to shape services for children and young people, as well as being funded to deliver those services.

Adult skills and higher education: separation or union?

Paper assessing and discussing the position of adult skills training in England in the context of the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the continuation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It argues that giving responsibility for funding adult skills training to the DIUS risks adult skills being left behind by higher education.