The Short Breaks Fund helping to make breaks better and brighter for unpaid carers and cared-for people in Scotland. Launched in 2010 for one year, the fund has now been running for five years and has proved to be a lifeline for many carers. During the past five years the Scottish Government, through Shared Cared Scotland has distributed 12,547,409 to 697 projects to deliver innovative, tailor made breaks to groups and individuals.
This publication presents information on support to carers and in particular respite care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland over the financial years 2007 / 2008 to 2014 / 2015.
The Better Breaks funding programme is focused on improving the range and availability of short break opportunities for disabled children and young people, particularly those with multiple support needs, including short break opportunities that families can enjoy together, or which allow parents and siblings to have time away from their caring responsibilities.
This is the summary report.
The first annual report of Scotland’s coalition supporting Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water
Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water is coalition of 98 organisations and individuals focused exclusively on two issues:
- the primary prevention of harm (i.e. keeping bad things from happening in the first place);
- the first 1,001 days of life (from pre-birth to preschool).
The coalition was a significant influence on the content of the Children and Young People Act 2014. This report outlines its impact on the Act and what it has achieved since.
Annual review (2014) of child neglect in the UK undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling. It emphasises the views of children and parents about seeking and receiving support.
This annual report by the New Policy Institute gives a comprehensive picture of poverty in the UK, featuring analysis of low income, unemployment, low pay, homelessness and ill health. Report published in December 2013. Summary or full report available.
Annual report of NHS Education for Scotland.
First annual report of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
This Statistics Release provides the seventh set of national figures on adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The document has been produced by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability on behalf of the Scottish Government using information collected through local authorities. Published August 2010.
This Statistics Release provides national figures supplied by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities.
The statistics in this publication are a result of ‘The same as you?’ review of services for people with learning disabilities, published in May 2000.2 The review proposed 29 recommendations for developing learning disability services and set out a programme for change over 10 years.