Report that synthesises evidence from seven case study programmes, each from a different country, that are successfully delivering integrated health and social care for older people with complex needs. The aim is to identify lessons for policy-makers and service providers to help them improve how care is designed and co-ordinated.
Report based on a survey of 100 care leavers and consultation with those who work with them that identifies where progress still needs to be made to improve outcomes. The overwhelming response from our consultation, and the message of this report, is that whilst there has been real progress for care leavers in England in recent years, the vast majority of spending and support has been focussed on the better-off care leavers, predominantly those with a stable foster care placement and who are able to remain in education.
Study that evaluates the outputs and outcomes of four Cambridgeshire timebanks. It explores what impacts they have on individuals and communities, and, in particular, whether they can generate public cost savings.
Study undertaken from a feminist and children's rights perspective that emerged from the growing body of literature on children's experiences of domestic abuse, the challenges of childhood studies and the opportunities arising out of the changed socio-political landscape of Scotland since devoltion.
Research that shows that the UK is falling far behind other countries regarding care leave, many of which are finding creative solutions to support their workforce and address the challenges of ageing populations.
It argues that if the UK is to cope with the critical demographic challenge it faces and reap the social and economic benefits of helping carers to juggle work and care then more must be done.
Report that details the results of an online survey of NHS trust finance directors carried out between 22 November 2013 and 6 December 2013.
230 trust finance directors were contacted to take part and 79 responded (34 per cent response rate).
Document that is the second review of research evidence completed for ADSW by Professor Alison Petch from IRISS on the factors that underpin best health and social care integrated practice.
The original document, An evidence base for the delivery of adult services, published in 2011, presented the evidence for considering factors beyond those of structural change when planning to improve integrated outcomes for individuals. This latest report further adds to the knowledge base by focusing on the key dimensions for effective implementation of change.
Final report of Scotland's Foster Care Review, which ran from December 2012 to November 2013. The review was established by the Scottish Government to assess a range of potential reforms, and provide direction on a number of policy questions.
The removal of the spare room subsidy, also known as the bedroom tax or under occupation penalty, came into force on 1 April 2013. The aim of the policy was twofold: to reduce housing benefit expenditure, and to use existing public sector housing stock more efficiently.
The government estimated that 80,000 claimants in Scotland would be affected by the bedroom tax, with an average weekly loss of £12. This represented approximately 33% of the working age housing benefit claimants in Scotland.
Ten tips to help older people with high support needs make informed choices and plan their support.
Older people who need support are often offered a very narrow range of choices, and are rarely given good information about the many possibilities. This leaflet is about a range of options that care professionals may know little about. Document published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2013. Summary and full report available.