No one would argue that unpaid family carers should not be equal partners in care, as their care constitutes over 50% of all care provided in every local authority and NHS region of Scotland. Consistent and meaningful carer engagement must therefore be at the heart of all good health and social care policy. But a great gulf remains between good intentions and good practice. The Coalition of Carers in Scotland is pleased to o!er the carer engagement standards in this document as a bridge to help planning o"cers and commissioners of services move from good intentions to better practice.
Web resource for anyone with an interest in using digital media for research, consultation or participation activities with children and young people.
It contains information and advice about:
- the technical aspects of using digital media in research with children
- some of the methods that are available
- ethical issues and how to deal with them
- analysis and dissemination with digital media
- involving young people as co-producers.
The four central governments of the UK, with the support of the Economic and Social Research Council, asked SCIE to conduct a UK-wide consultation on how to increase social care research capacity. This consultation provides a picture of the views of people concerned about, or who have a stake in, the infrastructure for social care research and development. The report recommendations identify key issues in the consultation that need to be taken into account in strengthening research capacity and in coordinating developments across the UK.
This study explores participants' experiences of poverty, their coping strategies and views on potential solutions. It involved interviews with 32 participants from four ethnic backgrounds (white Scottish, East European, Gypsy/Travellers and Chinese) in two Scottish regions: Fife and Highland. Stakeholders from the public and voluntary sectors were also consulted. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in April 2011.
The Joseph Rowntree's response to the government consultation 'Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control'.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on a Child Poverty Strategy.
This submission draws on our research evidence relating to child poverty including statistics about poverty and social exclusion in Scotland from JRF’s annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion reports.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's (JRF) response to the Law Commission’s consultation on creating a simple, consistent, transparent and modern framework for adult social care law.
This document sets out the Scottish Executive’s detailed proposals for a Scottish Human Rights Commission. The Scottish Executive believes that this new body will be a key means to ensure that human rights are protected in Scotland and will also help to develop a ‘culture’ of human rights. By promoting human rights, the Commission will work to ensure that you are more aware of your rights in the future and that you understand how they apply to you and to your family. This consultation paper focuses on the remit, functions and structure of the Commission.
Pack designed to facilitate responses to the UK Government's consultation on children, young people and alcohol. It contains information to help provoke discussion and guidance on how to record and feedback what is said.
The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce joint guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. The guidance is for all those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.