Scottish Strategy for Autism
The Scottish Government's 10-year Strategy for Autism, developed in partnership with COSLA and autism bodies, aimed at meeting the vision that "individuals on the autism spectrum are respected, accepted and valued by their communities and have confidence in services to treat them fairly so that they are able to have meaningful and satisfying lives".
Health Needs Assessment Report - People With Learning Disabilities in Scotland
The assessment report looks at the work required to contribute to reducing health inequalities in order to make a difference to the quality of life of persons with learning disabilities, their families and social experiences. The assessement also includes a series of recommendations.
Joint Strategic Commissioning Learning and Development Framework
The Framework focuses on joint commissioning by Community Health and Social Care Partnerships and their partners - local authorities, NHS boards, third and independent sectors. In particular it explores the skills needed to deliver effective joint strategic commissioning of older people’s services.
National Oral Health Improvement Strategy for Priority Groups
The National Oral Health Improvement Strategy for Priority Groups sets out the means by which the 2005 Dental Action Plan commitment, to develop preventive programmes for adults vulnerable to oral diseases, is to be achieved
Improving the uptake of health checks for adults with learning disabilities : evidence into practice report no.6
This report aims to identify common success factors and barriers to implementing health checks, using information from interviews with representatives from Primary Care Trusts.
Mental Health Strategy for Scotland: 2012 - 2015
This strategy sets out the Scottish Government's objectives for improving mental health and treating mental illness for the period from 2012 to 2015.
Transforming care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital
The report sets out the UK Government's final response to the events at Winterbourne View hospital. It sets out a programme of action to transform services for people with learning disabilities or autism and mental health conditions or behaviours described as challenging.
Getting it Right? Human Rights in Scotland
This publication presents the findings of a three year project in which the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has reviewed research on the realisation of internationally recognised human rights in Scotland.
Equal treatment: Closing the Gap
A formal investigation by the Disability Rights Commission into physical health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems.
Our Shared Vision for Independent Living in Scotland
This is a statement which is jointly signed by the Scottish Government, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (on behalf of local authorities),the disabled people's Scottish Independent Living Coalition, and the National Health Service Scotland.
Values into Practice Framework
This is a refreshed version of the 2010 Values into Practice framework. Thereport has been developed to support the implementation of Local Area Coordination in Scotland. It has been written by the National Development Team for Local Area Coordination in partnership with the National Reference Group (NRG) and members of the Local Area Co-ordination framework development group.
Caring Together The Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010 – 2015
Caring Together sets out 10 key actions to improve support to carers over the next five years. The focus is on improved identification of carers, assessment, information and advice, health and wellbeing, carer support, participation and partnership.
Scottish Good Practice Guideliness for Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities
These Scottish Good Practice Guidelines for Supporting Parents with Learning disabilities are a refreshed version of the original Scottish Good Practice Guidelines published in 2009.
Progress in Personalisation: A Self-Assessment Tool for Support Providers
The Scottish Learning Disability Consortium has published a self-assessment framework that helps provider organisations measure the progress they are making towards delivering personalised support.
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